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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L1402 • Carl Linnaeus to Carl Gustaf Tessin, 7 May 1752 n.s.
Dated 1752 d: 26. april. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to ? (). Written in Swedish.

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus writes 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
Linnaeusís career in many ways. Married
to Lovisa Ulrica Tessin. Uncle to
Fredrik Sparre. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
to recommend Johan Johansson HaartmanHaartman, Johan Johansson
(1725-1787). Swedish. Professor of
medicine at Åbo. Linnaeusís
student. Accompanied Carl Gustaf Tessin
on his journey through Sweden and
arranged Tessinís collection of
minerals. He also translated Systema
naturae
into Swedish. Son of Johan
Haartman. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
, a student of Natural History.

Haartman is from Åbo University in Finland and has studied at Uppsala University and is an outstanding student.

Haartman is the son of a professor in Åbo [JohanHaartmanHaartman, Johan (1682-1737).
Swedish. Professor of Theology,
Åbo. Father of Johan Johansson
Haartman.
] and he has completed his studies in an extremely short time and is a quiet and loyal young man.

Linnaeus mentions his tireless collecting and although his experience of gems is limited, Linnaeus gives him his best recommendations.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (RA, Tessinska samlingen, Brev till C. G. Tessin, bunt 17, E 5731). [1] [2]

upEDITIONS

1. Svenska arbeten (1878), vol. 1, p. 19-20   p.19  p.20.