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Link: • Balthazar Johan Buchwald to Carl Linnaeus, 1 May 1750 n.s.
Dated 1 May 1750. Sent from København (Denmark) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Latin.


Balthazar Johan BuchwaldBuchwald, Balthazar Johan
(1697-1763). Danish. Professor of
medicine, Copenhagen. Translator.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
gives a letter of recommendation for a student of medicine [Jörgen Tyge HolmHolm, Jörgen Tyge
(1726-1759). Danish. Professor of
economy and natural history, Copenhagen.
Linnaeus’s student 1750-1751, 1754-1757.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
], who wants to learn botany according to Linnaeus’s method. Buchwald is aware that Linnaeus is friendly towards students, but still, he asks that Linnaeus will let this man see the Uppsala University Botanical Garden and other collections related to natural history. Buchwald is sure that Linnaeus will find this student somewhat shy but attentive and quick to learn. By an unfortunate chance, all the specimens of Musa had died, as the carrier of the letter will also be able to report. Buchwald is not sure that he can fulfil his promise, but he might be able to do so if he really tries. Buchwald sends Linnaeus the text of his jubilee speech [”De benevolentia divinae documentis certissimis”Buchwald, Balthazar Johan
"De benevolentia divinae documentis
certissimis" (unpublished, 1749).
] as Rector Magnificus of the Copenhagen University. Buchwald regrets that Linnaeus did not come to Copenhagen last summer and hopes that the visit will take place in the summer of this year.


a. (LS, II, 303-304). [1] [2] [3]


1. “Af Linnés brevvexling” (1871), p. 337   p.337.
2. Bref och skrifvelser (1943), vol. II:2, p. 12   p.12.