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Link: • Carl Linnaeus to Pehr Osbeck, 21 August 1752 n.s.
Dated 10 Aug. 1752. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Göteborg (Sweden). Written in Swedish.


Linnaeus has received plants, and he thanks all three men who sent them, [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.
, 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.
, Christopher Henrik BraadBraad, Christopher Henrik
(1728-1781). Swedish. Supercargo of the
Swedish East India Company.
]. Linnaeus does not have time to write to them separately, since he has been summoned to Drottningholm somewhat urgently, so he asks Osbeck to forward his thanks to the other two.

Linnaeus thinks that Osbeck has performed very well as a collector. Osbeck has given him almost as much as Pehr KalmKalm, Pehr (1716-1779).
Swedish. Botanist and traveller,
professor of natural history at
Åbo. Disciple of Linnaeus.
Travelled in North America 1748-1751.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.

However, he asks Osbeck to give him what details he may have from his examination of living specimens of several of the plants. He says what specimens he is most interested in, and has detailed questions about a couple of them.

Linnaeus is sure that Osbeck has seen living specimens and been able to observe something in them.


a. original holograph (KVA). [1] [2] [3] [4]


1. “Linnés korrespondens med Pehr Osbeck” (1974), p. 97   p.97.