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Link: • Pehr Kalm to Carl Linnaeus, 21 January 1752 n.s.
Dated 10 Januarii 1752. Sent from Åbo (Finland) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Swedish.


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.
expresses his concern for Linnaeus’s health, as he has had no news from him for a long time.

He encloses a letter to Linnaeus from Cadwallader ColdenColden, Cadwallader
(1688-1776). American. Physician of
Scottish origin, botanist, physicist,
politician. Lieutenant governor of New
York. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
[Colden to Linnaeus, 1 February 1751Letter L1245, with a Swedish translation.

The manuscripts of his American expedition have been sent to Stockholm [Kalm refers to his forthcoming work, En resa til Norra AmericaKalm, Pehr En resa til Norra
America, på Kongl. Swenska
Wetenskaps Academiens befattning, och
publici kostnad
, I-III (Stockholm
1753-1761). Soulsby no. 2586a.

Kalm wishes with all his heart that this new year will bring prosperity and good health to Linnaeus, so he can continue to the honour of his country, as a blessing to the learned world, and as a joy to his family, disciples and friends.

P.S. Kalm asks for 8-10 seeds of Siberian Hedysaris and Vicia, Isatis, and Luteola. Sten Carl BielkeBielke, Sten Carl (1709-1753).
Swedish. Baron, government official,
patron of science, and naturalist. One
of the founders of the Royal Swedish
Academy of Sciences. Private pupil of
Linnaeus. Close friend of Pehr Kalm,
whose voyage to America he supported
financially. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
and EklundEklund, Swedish. of Löfstad [Lövsta, the country-estate owned by Bielke] promised these seeds last autumn but seem to have forgotten their promise.


a. (LS, VIII, 47). [1] [2]


1. Bref och skrifvelser (1922), vol. I:8, p. 83-84   p.83  p.84.