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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L1296 • Abraham Argillander to Carl Linnaeus, 14 June 1751 n.s.
Dated 3 Jun. 1751. Sent from Helsinki (Finland) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Swedish.

upSUMMARY

Abraham ArgillanderArgillander, Abraham
(1722-1800). Swedish. Director of the
saltpetre works at Stockholm.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
begins his letter by thanking Linnaeus for marks of favour and for supervision during Argillander’s recent visit to Uppsala. He encloses a herb from Borgå, which he found together with Johan BorgströmBorgström, Johan
(1723-1785). Swedish. Mathematician and
naturalist, Åbo, lector
Borgå, Finland.
. He is uncertain of its origin, but it has to be a Draba. A Curculio, found on Cicuta, was also demonstrated to him by Borgström. He was told that in Åbo, Pehr Adrian GaddGadd, Pehr Adrian (1727-1797).
Swedish. Professor of chemistry at
Åbo. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
, had given this beetle to a calf, that instantly died. Maybe it is related to the weevil, which causes the disease “Stäckran” [in Swedish] on horses.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (LS, I, 180-181). [1] [2] [3]

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1909), vol. I:3, p. 86-87   p.86  p.87.