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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L1083 • Carl Linnaeus to Kungliga Svenska Vetenskapsakademien and Pehr Wilhelm Wargentin, [6 December 1749] n.s.
Dated Undated, but presumably written between 2-9 December 1749. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Stockholm (Sweden). Written in Swedish.

M[in] Herre.

Dahlmans rön är ett af de wackraste i naturkunnogheten; det återsändes och här.

Äfwen återsändes om Ekeplanteringen.

om Corallen skickades till A[rchiater] Rosen.

Wallrossen är ej walfisk, utan en art siäl. den är tämmeligen beskrifwen; åtminstone kan man ej af något äl[le]r få någon beskrifning som duger.

Lef säll.
H[err] Secreterens
altid lydige tienare
C[arl] Linnaeus.

Kongl[ige] Wettenskaps
Academien
Stockholm
frijbr[ef]

upSUMMARY

Johan Fredrik Dalman’sDalman, Johan Fredrik
(1726-1809). Swedish. Nobleman, major
at the Admirality. Member of the Royal
Swedish Academy of Sciences.
observation is one of the most impressive achievements in natural science [Linnaeus refers to Dalman’s, "Manis, Et Ostindiskt Djur, beskrifvit"Dalman, Johan Fredrik
"Manis, Et Ostindiskt Djur,
beskrifvit", KVAH 10 (1749),
265-269.
]. Linnaeus now returns it to the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences [Kungliga Svenska VetenskapsakademienKungliga Svenska Vetenskapsakademien,
Swedish. The Royal Swedish
Academy of Sciences, Stockholm. Founded
in 1739.
].

He also returns the observation about oak plantations [Linnaeus refers to Erland TursénTursén, Erland
(1722-1777). Swedish. Student of
Linnaeus, the first veterinary surgeon
in Sweden.
, "Sätt At Lättast plantera Ekar”Tursén, Erland
"Sätt At Lättast plantera
Ekar”, KVAH 11 (1750), 107-109.
]; the coral observation [written by Jean Georg LillienbergLilljenberg, Jean Georg
(1713-1798). Swedish. Count, governor
of the province of Åbo and
Björneborg (Finland) from 1749 to
1757, and for the county of Uppland from
May 1757 to 1762. President of the
Bergskollegium. Member of the Royal
Swedish Academy of Sciences.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
, entitled "Corall-växt funnen vid foten af berget Pico på Teneriffa"Lilljenberg, Jean Georg
"Corall-växt funnen vid foten
af berget Pico på
Teneriffa", KVAH 11 (1750),
78.
] has been forwarded to Nils Rosen von RosensteinRosén von Rosenstein, Nils
(1706-1773). Swedish. Physician
and professor of medicine. Colleague of
Linnaeus at Uppsala. The founder of
modern pediatrics. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
.

The walrus is not a whale but a seal. It has been described pretty well [there were at least three descriptions mentioned in records of the Academy of Sciences, but there is not yet an exhaustive study.

upMANUSCRIPTS

b. contemporary copy (KVA, Bergius, XIII, 456). a. original holograph (KVA). [1] [2]

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1908), vol. I:2, p. 132-134   p.132  p.133  p.134.