Linnaeus writes to Carl Gustaf TessinTessin, Carl Gustaf
(1695-1770). Swedish. Count, important
politician and patron of science and
art. He supported Swedish artists and
scientists and collected art, books and
natural history objects. He assisted
Linnaeusís career in many ways. Married
to Lovisa Ulrica Tessin. Uncle to
Fredrik Sparre. Correspondent of
Linnaeus. and thanks for inviting him [this letter has not come down to us] to visit Stockholm to inspect a large collection of natural history specimens [Tessinís invitation concerned presumably both his own collection of minerals, recently received from Germany, and Fredrik Hasselquistís collection of specimens, which was bought to Sweden by 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. on the request from Linnaeus, executed by Tessin]. Linnaeus hopes to arrive in Stockholm the following Sunday at the latest.
Linnaeus reminds Tessin about the rule saying that the Professors of Uppsala are not to leave town without permission from the Chancellor [Carl Diedric EhrenpreusEhrenpreus, Carl Diedric
(1692-1760). Swedish. Count,
Councillor, Chancellor of Uppsala
University. Correspondent of Linnaeus. ], and asks of Tessin to help him with that.