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Link: • Magnus Lagerström to Carl Linnaeus, 22 July 1752 n.s.
Dated 11. Iuly. 1752. Sent from Göteborg (Sweden) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Swedish.


Linnaeus’s disciples, the ship chaplains Olof TorénTorén, Olof (1718-1753).
Swedish. Clergyman, naturalist.
Linnaeus’s pupil. Went to China in
1748-1749 and to India and China in
1750-1752. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
and Pehr OsbeckOsbeck, Pehr (1723-1805).
Swedish. Clergyman, botanist explorer.
Studied at Uppsala under Linnaeus
1745-1750. Chaplain on ships of the
Swedish East India Company on voyages to
China. Vicar of Hasslöv (Halland).
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
, have returned safe and sound on board the East Indiamen Götha Leyon and Printz Carl. Magnus LagerströmLagerström, Magnus
(1691-1759). Swedish. Director of the
Swedish East India Company.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
should have informed Linnaeus about this earlier, but the unloading of these ships was very complicated, and therefore it was impossible for Lagerström to do so. He assumes, however, that Torén and Osbeck already have written to Linnaeus.

Lagerström is afraid their collections are not too impressive. Torén has already sent his collection to Linnaeus, and Osbeck will follow suit [see Osbeck to Linnaeus, July 1752Letter L5312]. Seeds and light goods will be delivered by post. Lagerström sends a dead parrot to Linnaeus, in case it has not been described. It is called ”paraqueto” in English and Portuguese. Its beauty is unique. Lagerström had intended it as a gift to 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.
], but, unfortunately, it died during the voyage.


a. (LS, VIII, 366-367). [1] [2]


1. Bref och skrifvelser (1922), vol. I:8, p. 166-167   p.166  p.167.