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Link: • Carl Linnaeus to Carl Gustaf Tessin, 12 January 1752 n.s.
Dated 1752 d. 1 Jan.. Sent from Falun (Sweden) to Stockholm (Sweden). Written in Swedish.


Linnaeus lists six points of thanks to 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
Linnaeus’s career in many ways. Married
to Lovisa Ulrica Tessin. Uncle to
Fredrik Sparre. Correspondent of
and mentions his recommendations to Theodor AncarcronaAnkarcrona, Theodor
(1687-1750). Swedish. Admiral, member
of the Royal Swedish Academy of
and Carl GyllenborgGyllenborg, Carl (1679-1746).
Swedish. Chancellor of Uppsala
University and Lund University.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
in 1740.

Linnaeus continues to praise Tessin for all kind actions he has shown him.

Linnaeus expresses great concern about Tessin’s decision to retire and wonders what will happen to all the branches of knowledge, Manufacturing, Architecture, Drawing, Mechanics and especially Natural Science, that have been patronised by Tessin.

PS.Linnaeus informs Tessin that he is staying in Falun to look after his economy and to rest during the holidays, and that he will return to Uppsala in a fortnight. He also asks Tessin to write to him if 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.
] would like Linnaeus to come to Stockholm and if so he will obey immediately.


a. original holograph (RA, Ericsbergsarkivet, Autografsamlingen, vol. 132, Nr. 5). [1] [2] [3] [4]


1. Ställningar och förhållanden (1859), p. 15 .
2. Svenska arbeten (1878), vol. 1, p. 14-16   p.14  p.15  p.16.