Linnaeus writes to Carl Fredrik MennanderMennander, Carl Fredrik
(1712-1786). Swedish. Archbishop and
scientist. As bishop of Åbo he
promoted science. A new chair in
chemistry, a laboratory, a botanical
garden were founded at his initiative. A
close friend of Linnaeus. Husband of
Ulrica Mennander and Johanna Magdalena
Mennander. Father of Carl Fredric
Fredenheim. Correspondent of Linnaeus. to thank him for his letter [this lettre has not come down to us] and that he appreciates their friendship.
He complains about a weakness resembling an ailment of old age.
Linnaeus writes that BiörkelundBiorkelund, Swedish.
Magister, Uppsala. is welcome to contact him again and explains the reasons for cancellation of the earlier meeting.
Linnaeus thanks Mennander for sending Splachni and Draba, he has received both of them from around Uppsala after the Flora edition, [Linnaeus means the Flora Svecica, Stockholm ed.Linnaeus, Carl Flora Svecica,
exhibens plantas per regnum Sveciae
crescentes, systematice cum differentiis
specierum, synonymis autorum, nominibus,
incolarum, solo locorum, usu
pharmacopaeorum (Stockholm, 1745).
Soulsby no. 407. ], and writes that he has also received them from Abraham ArgillanderArgillander, Abraham
(1722-1800). Swedish. Director of the
saltpetre works at Stockholm.
Correspondent of Linnaeus. in Finland [Argillander to Linnaeus, 14 June 1751Letter L1296]. Linnaeus writes that if he is late in answering Mennander’s letters this is due to illness, travels to the court or a heavy workload.