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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L0970 • Georg Dionysius Ehret to Carl Linnaeus, 8 November 1748 n.s.
Dated 28 october 1748. Sent from Chelsea (Great Britain) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in German.

Chelsea d. 28 october 1748

HochzuEdelgebohrner
Insonders HochzuEhrender HERR
Hochgeneigter Gönner

Dere HochgeEhrteste Zeilen seynd mir durch HERR Dr 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.
richtig zu handen kommen,[1] darinnen ersehen dass mein HochgeEhrter HERR gerne Saamen haben mögte, HERR Dr Kalm sagte mir es käme nicht darauff an ob ich die Nahmen dazu schreibe od nicht, es würde mir, nur viel Zeit wegnehmen. Unter diesem Paquet saamen (Ich zweiffele nicht) werden ein und andere darunder seyn die angenehm. Künfftiges Jahr will ich wiederum trachten was zu schicken, wann ich anderster Zeit dazu haben werde. Von HERR CollinsonCollinson, Peter (1694-1768).
British. Merchant and amateur naturalist
in London, corresponded with many
scientists. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
und HERR Dr MitchellMitchell, John (1711-1768).
British/American. Physician and
botanist. Born in Virginia. After
studies in medicine at the University of
Edinburgh he returned to Virginia as a
physician, but left America for London
in 1746. Famous for his map of eastern
North-America, known as the Mitchell
Map, first published in 1755.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
hörte ich dass meine erste 4 colorirte Kupfer Stüche richtig angekommen seyen,[2] welches mir lieb zu vernehmen wahr, Ich schicke mit diesem noch zwey andere die ich seÿd den ersten 4 puplicirt habe,[2] und so wie ich continuire, will ich allezeit Ihnen die continuation schicken. Wegen vielen geschäfften schliesse und verbleibe mit aller Hochachtung

Meines Insonders HochgeEhrtesten HERR
und hochgeigter Gönners
gehorsamster Diener

G. D. Ehret

[address] A Monsieur / Monsieur Linnaeus / Docteur en Medicin & / Professeur en Botanique / â Upsal / To [a][a] : MS1[manuscript damaged] ... ... ...[a][a] : MS1[manuscript damaged] of mr John ClasonClason the Elder, Johan (John)
(1667-1747). Swedish. Merchant,
Stockholm. Founder of the firm Clason
& Söner, father of Johan Clason
the Younger.
Merchant at Stockholm

upSUMMARY

Georg Dionysius EhretEhret, Georg Dionysius
(1710-1770). German/British. Botanical
illustrator. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
has received a letter from Linnaeus through 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.
[Linnaeus to Ehret, 13 October 1747Letter L0844], where Linnaeus had written that he was eager to get seeds. Kalm had added that Ehret did not have to write the names of the plants if it took too much of Ehretís time. Ehret sends a number of seeds in this letter and thinks that one or another can be of interest. Ehret hopes to be able to send more seeds next year. Peter CollinsonCollinson, Peter (1694-1768).
British. Merchant and amateur naturalist
in London, corresponded with many
scientists. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
and John MitchellMitchell, John (1711-1768).
British/American. Physician and
botanist. Born in Virginia. After
studies in medicine at the University of
Edinburgh he returned to Virginia as a
physician, but left America for London
in 1746. Famous for his map of eastern
North-America, known as the Mitchell
Map, first published in 1755.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
had told Ehret that they had heard that Linnaeus had received the first four coloured engravings [Ehret refers to his Plantae et papiliones rarioresEhret, Georg Dionysius
Plantae et papiliones rariores,
depictae et aeri incisae. Tab. 1-15
,
[Lond.], (1748-62).
], and now Ehret is sending two more. He will send Linnaeus all the forthcoming leaves as they are produced. Ehret has not time to write more, so he ends the letter with the usual phrase of high esteem.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (LS, III, 415-416). [1] [2] [3]

upTEXTUAL NOTES

a.
MS1[manuscript damaged]

upEXPLANATORY NOTES

1.
Linnaeus to Georg Dionysios Ehret, 2 October 1747 o.s., 13 October 1747 n.s.Letter L0844.
2.
Ehret refers to the first sheets of his publication, Plantae et papiliones rarioresEhret, Georg Dionysius
Plantae et papiliones rariores,
depictae et aeri incisae. Tab. 1-15
,
[Lond.], (1748-62).
.