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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L1106 • Carl Linnaeus to Kungliga Svenska Vetenskapsakademien and Pehr Wilhelm Wargentin, 20 February 1750 n.s.
Dated d. 9 febr. 1750.. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Stockholm (Sweden). Written in Swedish.

Min Gynnare.

Tack för Kalmens bref. jag önskade få se de andre till Academien och Hans Excellence.

Kiäre, twifla ju aldrig på mig. wist skall Ferner få det ena rummet; här äro 2 ne rum af öfwerskotsmedlen ledige. Nog wet H[err] secreteren, at jag både contribuerar mitt och alla mine wänners bearbetande där till.

Om Lördag 8 dagar sker examen, och straxt där på blifwer omröstandet.

H[err] Löfling tänker nu mera ej där på; det är för honom ingen hast; han kan få en annor gång. Tack emellertid för Hans Excellences Gref Ekeblads lofwen.

jag har talt med en hop i dag för Ferner, som alla lofwa mig med hand och mun

Gud beware oss att wij ej skulle contribuera till ett så angeläget wärk.

Tack för acterna.

Lef säll. jag är.
M[in] H[erres]
hörsamste tienare
C[arl] L[innaeus]

Upsala d[en] 9 febr[uari]
1750.

Kongl[ige] Wettenskaps
Academien
Stockholm
frijbr[ef]

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus thanks the Secretary of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences [Kungliga Svenska VetenskapsakademienKungliga Svenska Vetenskapsakademien,
Swedish. The Royal Swedish
Academy of Sciences, Stockholm. Founded
in 1739.
, i.e., Pehr WilhelmWargentinWargentin, Pehr Wilhelm
(1717-1783). Swedish. Astronomer and
statistician. Secretary of the Royal
Swedish Academy of Sciences since 1749.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
] for the letter from 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.
[presumably Kalm to Linnaeus, 10 September 1749Letter L1040], but he wishes to see the other two letters from Kalm to the Academy, and the letter 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
Linnaeus.
.

Linnaeus assures the Secretary that he will do his utmost so Bengt FerrnerFerrner, Bengt (1724-1802).
Swedish. Astronomer at Uppsala
University. Tutor of crown prince Gustav
of Sweden. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
receives one of the two grants [from the Wrede scholarship].

In a week’s time the examination will take place, and after that the voting.

Pehr LöflingLöfling, Pehr (1729-1756).
Swedish. Botanist and explorer. Studied
under Linnaeus. Went to Spain in 1751
and took part in the Spanish expedition
to Venezuela in 1754, where he died.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
is not interested: he can receive a grant another time. Linnaeus is also thankful for the promise given by Claes EkebladEkeblad, Claes (1708-1771).
Swedish. Count, councillor, chancellor
of Åbo University. Correspondent
of Linnaeus.
.

Linnaeus has discussed Ferrner with friends and colleagues, and they all promise to vote for him. His project must be supported.

Linnaeus thanks for the transactions [presumably the transactions of the Academy of Sciences].

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (KVA). [1] [2]

upEDITIONS

1. Svenska arbeten (1878), vol. 1, p. 208-209   p.208  p.209.
2. Bref och skrifvelser (1908), vol. I:2, p. 137-138   p.137  p.138.