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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L1417 • Augustin Ehrensvärd to Carl Linnaeus, 5 June 1752 n.s.
Dated 25 Maj 1752. Sent from Stockholm (Sweden) to (). Written in Swedish.

upSUMMARY

Augustin EhrensvärdEhrensvärd, Augustin
(1710-1772). Swedish. Count,
field-marshal. The founder of the fort
of Sveaborg (Finland). Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
wonders why Linnaeus has not been in touch. Linnaeus was kind enough to prescribe Ehrensvärdís brother, Carl EhrensvärdEhrensvärd, Carl
(1713-1770). Swedish. Major and
commendant at the fortification at
Waxholm.
, a cure for his passion that did not damage his chest and that rapidly released him from all kinds of unpleasant consequences.

Ehrensvärd is cautious about asking for something that would imply an expense to Linnaeus but mentions that there is nothing worse in the world than losing a beloved brother or sister and therefore Ehrensvärd asks Linnaeus not to wonder why he makes one friend poorer in order to save another. Ehrensvärd asks Linnaeus whether he could come to Uppsala or whether he would be kind enough to sent the medicine to Stockholm. Ehrensvärd expresses that, on his honour, nobody will see the medicine or know that it was Linnaeus who saved Ehrensvärdís brother.

[2004-07-11]

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. (LS, III, 389-390). [1] [2] [3]

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1912), vol. I:6, p. 4   p.4.