Magnus Lagerström refers to his letter of 9 August 1752Letter L1447.
When Christopher TärnströmTärnström, Christopher
(1711-1746). Swedish. Clergyman and
botanist. At the recommendation of
Linnaeus, he was accepted as chaplain by
the Swedish East India Company. In 1746
he departed for China but died on the
island of Pulo Candor, Vietnam.
Correspondent of Linnaeus. died, Lagerström took care of the inventory and the proceeds of the estate. After he had finished them and sent the documents to the widow, [Brita TärnströmTärnström, Brita
Swedish. Wife of Christopher
Tärnström in his second
marriage, born Stenhof. ], Peter Samuel BaggeBagge, Peter Samuel
(1710-1779). Swedish. Merchant,
Gothenburg. Member of the Swedish
parliament (Riksdag). Supported the hat
party. presented a promissory note of 120 daler. Lagerström then wrote a letter to Brita Tärnström but got no answer. Probably the letter did not reach her. Lagerström now asks Linnaeus to contact her and hand over the copy of Bagge’s letter so he can be paid.
Lagerström encloses some beans called ”Bilumma” from Suratte.