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Link: • Carl Linnaeus to Carl Fredrik Mennander, 22 October 1748 n.s.
Dated 1748, d. 11. October.. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Åbo (Finland). Written in Swedish.


Linnaeus writes to Carl Fredrik MennanderMennander, Carl Fredrik
(1712-1786). Swedish. Archbishop and
scientist. As bishop of Åbo he
promoted science. A new chair in
chemistry, a laboratory, a botanical
garden were founded at his initiative. A
close friend of Linnaeus. Husband of
Ulrica Mennander and Johanna Magdalena
Mennander. Father of Carl Fredric
Fredenheim. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
to tell him that the news about Mrs. Mennander’s [Ulrica MennanderMennander, Ulrica (1721-1742).
Swedish. Wife of Carl Fredric Mennander,
born Paléen, sister of Christina
Margareta Stenman. Mother of Carl
Fredric Fredenheim.
] illness has made him very worried, and that he cannot give any advice about the treatment.

Linnaeus writes that from the description in Mennander’s letter it is very difficult to tell what illness has affected his wife although he discusses possible backgrounds. Linnaeus writes that his is convinced that Johan LecheLeche, Johan (1704-1764).
Swedish. Botanist, plant collector and
physician. Studied the flora of Scania.
His herbarium was bought by Joseph
Banks. Professor of medicine at
Åbo. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
is doing his best to cure her.

Linnaeus asks Mennander to send his regards to Leche and tell him that he received his letter yesterday [Leche to Linnaeus, 4 October 1748Letter L0950] and his beautiful observations and that he will write Leche a letter soon.


a. (LS, IX, 265-266). [1] [2] [3]


1. Brev från och till C. F. Mennander (1939), vol. 3, p. 321 .