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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L1502 • Carl Linnaeus to Carl Gustaf Tessin, 5 December 1752 n.s.
Dated 1752 d. 24 Nov.. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Stockholm (Sweden). Written in Swedish.

Högwälborne H[err] Grefwe,
Kongl. Mts och Riksens Råd.
&c. &c.
Min Nådigste Herre.

EDERS Högg[reflige] Excellence täcktes uti sin nådigste skrifwelse sticka mig i bägge sidor; på Den ena då Eders Excellence lät mig wetta om en så stor naturalie sambling, som nu stode mig öppen at få mätta min wetgirighet; och på den andra, då Eders Excellence täckes nämna det som jag näst siälen har kiärast. jag får nu ingen ro för än jag kommer till stockholm, och om hälsa och climat någorlunda tillstädier hoppas jag senast söndag mårgon få upwachta Eders Excellence uti det utwalda museo.

Wij få wähl icke lof resa utur staden illustrissimo Cancellario oåtspordt, men ett ord hos Hans Excellence Cancelleren lärer giöra för Eders Excellence min unskyllan.

jag lefwer och dör med all upptänkelig wördnad och tacksamhet

EDERS Hög[greflige] EXCELLENCES
underdån[ige] ödmiukaste tienare
Carl Linnaeus

Upsala d[en] 24 Nov[embris]
1752.

upSUMMARY

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.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (KB, Autograph Collection). [1] [2]

upEDITIONS

1. Svenska arbeten (1878), vol. 1, p. 20-21   p.20  p.21.