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Link: • Carl Linnaeus to Carl Gustaf Tessin, 8 October 1751 n.s.
Dated 1751 d. 27 Sept.. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Stockholm (Sweden). Written in Swedish.


Linnaeus thanks 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
Linnaeusís career in many ways. Married
to Lovisa Ulrica Tessin. Uncle to
Fredrik Sparre. Correspondent of
for the renewed invitation to inspect a collection [Linnaeus refers to the collection of butterflies, which the Queen, Lovisa UlrikaLovisa Ulrika, (1720-1782).
Swedish. Queen of Sweden 1751-1771.
Married to Adolf Fredrik. Mother of
Gustav III. Sister of Fredric II of
Prussia. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
had received from India] although he is aware that Tessin is extremely busy. Linnaeus also thanks Tessin for his concerns about Linnaeusís health.

Linnaeus informs Tessin that he is ill and describes his pain in some detail, last night partly eased by the use of quinine. However, he plans to travel to Stockholm within eight days to take part in the coronation of the King [Adolf FredrikAdolf Fredrik, (1710-1771).
Swedish. King of Sweden. Reigned
1751-1771. Married to Lovisa Ulrika.
Father of Gustav III. Chancellor of
Uppsala university 1747-1751.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
] and Queen and to inspect the collection from India.

Linnaeus informs Tessin that he is working every day on making a fair copy of Museum Reginae [Linnaeus refers to the Museum s:ae m:tis Ludovicae Ulricae reginaeLinnaeus, Carl Museum s:ae
m:tis Ludovicae Ulricae reginae

(Stockholm 1764). Soulsby no. 1095a.
, which was published in 1764] and that he hopes to finish it during the winter.

Linnaeus praises Tessin for his support of the sciences in Sweden, and ensures that he himself, provided he will have a long life, will commemorate him for that [Linnnaeus dedicated the 6th, 10th and 12th edition of the Systema naturae to Tessin].


a. original holograph (RA, Ericsbergsarkivet, Autografsamlingen, vol. 132, Nr. 4). [1] [2] [3] [4]


1. Svenska arbeten (1878), vol. 1, p. 12-14   p.12  p.13  p.14.