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Link: • Georgij Akinfievich Demidov to Carl Linnaeus, 13 September 1751 n.s.
Dated . Sent from St Petersburg (Russia) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Latin.


Georgij Akinfievich DemidovDemidov, Georgij Akinfievich
(1715-1761). Russian. Father of
Alexandr Grigorevich Demidov, Pavel
Grigorevich Demidov and Petr Grigorevich
Demidov. Son of Akinfiy Nikitich
Demidiv. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
takes the opportunity to write, since he has received the herbarium back from Linnaeus. He is grateful to Linnaeus for having brought the plants into order. He has not answered previously, since he awaited the arrival of the herbarium.

Demidov sees in new publications that a Swedish professor by the name of 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.
has returned from North America to Sweden and that Kalm has brought with him seeds of indigenous American plants and intends to publish his observations. Demidov would like to receive some of Kalm’s seeds and also his observations as soon as they have been published. Demidov urges Linnaeus to send the things through Robert FinlayFinlay, Robert (1719-1785).
Irish. Merchant. Conducted the
trading-company Finlay & Jennings in
Stockhom together with John Jennings.
and to add what genus and species the plants belong to. Demidov also thanks Linnaeus for the dissertations that he has received, especially Plantae rariores CamschatcensesLinnaeus, Carl Plantae
rariores Camschatcenses
, diss.,
resp. J. P. Halenius (Stockholm, 1750).
Soulsby no. 1612.
Demidov stresses that, of the persons mentioned in § 4, nobody except Georg Wilhelm StellerSteller, Georg Wilhelm
(1709-1746). German. Voyager, who
sailed with Vitus Bering and returned
with important collections from
and Stephan Petrovich KrascheninnikovKrascheninnikov, Stephan Petrovich
(1713-1755). Russian. Professor
of natural history, St Petersburg. Went
with Johann Georg Gmelin to Siberia and
came as the only member of the
expedition to Kamchatka. Correspondent
of Linnaeus.
have travelled through Kamtschatka. Steller is the only one of the botanists who has travelled in America, and if Demidov is not mistaken, it is that part which is called Califonia. Steller has also collected some plants in America. Demidov is very sorry that Steller died prematurely. If Steller had returned alive to St Petersburg, he could have published the results of his labour.


a. (LS, III, 248-249). [1] [2] [3]