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Link: • Joachim Fredrik Preis to Carl Linnaeus, 21 October 1752 n.s.
Dated 10/21 Oct. 1752.. Sent from Den Haag (Netherlands) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Swedish.


Joachim Fredrik PreisPreis, Joachim Fredrik
(1667-1759). Swedish. Count and
diplomat. He served for 57 years as
secretary at the Swedish legation in The
Hague. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
thanks Linnaeus for his letter of 22 September 1752 [this letter has not come down to us].

Preis understands that Linnaeus is surprised that the Dutch government has refused to let Mårten KählerKähler, Mårten
(1728-1773). Swedish. Physician, orator
and poet. Studied under Linnaeus and
Nils Rosén von Rosenstein. Served
as physician of the admirality at
Karlskrona. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
travel to the Cape of Good Hope region. However, the government has become more and more restrictive towards nations that compete with them in the trade with the East Asian countries, and this has led to a policy that is suspicious of all kinds of activities. Preis has sent Anders Johan von HöpkenHöpken, Anders Johan von
(1712-1789). Swedish. Count and
statesman. One of the founders of the
Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.The
Chancellor of the Uppsala University
1760-1764. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
a letter from SweerSweer, Dutch?. , in which he confirms the refusal. Sweer will also talk with Preis about the matter, and Preis will report to Linnaeus after that meeting.

Preis thanks Linnaeus for the news he got in Linnaeusís letter about the progress of science in Sweden. He congratulates Linnaeus for having been so successful in this work, where he has shown true Swedish mentality and love for the country. Preis hopes Linnaeus will have many more years in which he can continue this work, and all scholars and academies are of the same opinion.

Preis hopes Linnaeus will enjoy his friendly relation with Linnaeus in the future.


a. original holograph (LS, XII, 77-78). [1] [2] [3]