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Link: • Carl Linnaeus to Carl Gustaf Tessin, 22 September 1747 n.s.
Dated 1747 d: 11 sept.. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to ? (). Written in Swedish.


Linnaeus writes to Carl Gustaf TessinTessin, Carl Gustaf
(1695-1770). Swedish. Count, important
politician and patron of science and
art. He supported Swedish artists and
scientists and collected art, books and
natural history objects. He assisted
Linnaeus’s career in many ways. Married
to Lovisa Ulrica Tessin. Uncle to
Fredrik Sparre. Correspondent of
about a Pro Memoria he has written on behalf of Tessin and asks him for his opinion of the utility of this text, although it will not be made public. The Pro Memoria [about the election of inspectors to the students nations in Uppsala] is enclosed, for contents, see below.

Linnaeus informs Tessin that thanks to him he has made contact with the Indians, and that Pehr KalmKalm, Pehr (1716-1779).
Swedish. Botanist and traveller,
professor of natural history at
Åbo. Disciple of Linnaeus.
Travelled in North America 1748-1751.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
will now be able to travel to Canada [Linnaeus refers to Kalm’s forthcoming journey to North–America].

In the Pro Memoria Linnaeus argues that the appointment of inspectors for the students’ nations [associations] is not made with appropriate carefulness. Linnaeus is afraid that good manners of the students are not well taught. The university does not line up to its responsibility to make good citizens.


a. original holograph (RA, Tessinska samlingen, Brev till C. G. Tessin, bunt 17, E 5731). [1] [2] [3]


1. Svenska arbeten (1878), vol. 1, p. 6-8   p.6  p.7  p.8.