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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L1431 • Carl Linnaeus to Claes Grill, 30 June 1752 n.s.
Dated 1752 d. 19 junii. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Stockholm (Sweden). Written in Swedish.

Edel och Högachtade Herre
Min benägne Gynnare

För några dagar sedan hade jag den fägnaden at få hugna mig af de skiöldpaddor och det win-ankar jag fått af salig Hasselquist.

jag tackar allerödmiukast för alt beswär där af, och beder ödmiukast få wetta hwad som är betalt i frackt och tull at jag kan det afbörda mig, som så ofta tillförene warit min store gynnare till beswär, at jag blyges wisa mig, som så ofta misbrukat en bewågen Gynnares godhet.

Näst min ödmiuka respect til Högädla fruen, har jag den äran framhärda

Min store Gynnares
ödmiuke tienare
Carl Linnaeus

Upsala 1752
d[en] 19 junii

i dag, sedan jag skrefvet det förra, hör jag fölliande från Prof[essor] Sauwages i montpellie[r], som skickat mig genom Swen Kihlman en liten bok. om detta pacquet skulle wara ankommit beder jag ödmiukast att få låta afhämta det genom någon hit resande student; uti det skall ligga Flora Montpelliensis en bok som är mig alltför angelägen.

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus writes to Claes GrillGrill, Claes (1705-1767).
Swedish. Merchant, owner of the iron
works of Söderfors, Österby
and Iggesund. Director of the Swedish
East India Company. Also known as an art
collector and patron of arts and
sciences. Brother of Anthoni Grill and
Johan Abraham Grill. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
to tell him that the late Fredrik Hasselquist’sHasselquist, Fredrik
(1722-1752). Swedish. Physician and
naturalist, explorer. Studied under
Linnaeus and Lars Roberg 1741-1749. Went
to Egypt, Syria, Palestine, Cyprus,
Rhodes and the island of Chios. Died
near Smyrna. Son of Magnus and Helena
Maria Hasselquist, brother of Andreas
Hasselquist. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
wine barrel and turtles have arrived some days ago and Linnaeus thanks him for all the trouble. He asks Grill to send information about the cost of transport and duty fee.

Linnaeus sends his best regards to Grill and his wife [Anna Johanna GrillGrill, Anna Johanna
(1720-1778). Swedish. Wife of Claes
Grill, born Meijtens.
].

P.S. Linnaeus tells Grill that he has heard from Professor Sauwages [François Boissier de La Croix de Sauvages Sauvages, François Boissier de
La Croix de
(1706-1767). French.
Botanist and clergyman and physician,
professor in medicine at Montpellier.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
] in Montpellier that he, two months ago, has sent a small book with the sea captain Swen KihlmanKihlman, Swen Swedish. Sea
captain.
on a ship departing for Stockholm [Sauvages to Linnaeus, 1 June 1752Letter L1442; the captain´s name in Sauvages’s letter was spelt Sivan Kilkman]. If this parcel has arrived Linnaeus asks if it is possible for one of his students to collect the book Flora Montpelliensis [Linnaeus refers to Methodus foliorum, seu plantae florae MonspeliensisSauvages, François Boissier de
La Croix de
Methodus foliorum,
seu plantae florae Monspeliensis, juxta
foliorum ordinem ad juvandam specierum
cognitionem, digestae [...]
Méthode pour connoître les
plantes par les feüilles
(The
Hague 1751).
] as he is in urgent need of it.

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a. original holograph (Leufstaarkivet).