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Link: • Pehr Osbeck to Carl Linnaeus, 23 December 1752 n.s.
Dated 12 Dec. 1752. Sent from Göteborg (Sweden) to (). Written in Swedish.


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.
thanks Linnaeus for his letter [Linnaeus to Osbeck, 17 December 1752Letter L1523]. He has some comments on the Heptandria plant that has been discussed in his recent letters. Osbeck needs to see Linnaeus’s specimen to give his final word on it.

Osbeck hopes to go to Uppsala around Candlemas if the roads are good for sledges.

If Osbeck is to publish his travel report, he must see Linnaeus to discuss several plants, insects, fishes, stones and other things [the travel report was published in 1757, Dagbok öfwer en ostindisk resaOsbeck, Pehr Dagbok
öfwer en ostindisk resa åren
1750. 1751. 1752. Med anmärkningar
uti naturkunnigheten, främmande
folkslags språk, seder,
hushållning, m.m. [...] Jämte
12 tabeller och afledne
skepps-predikanten : Toréns
(Stockholm 1757).

Osbeck is grateful that Linnaeus will work at Osbeck’s descriptions. He asks if he has sent Linnaeus any seeds under the name of Semina Rhexiae.

The Telimm of the Chinese must be a Melastoma.

Osbeck sends Linnaeus descriptions of two Didynamistae, followed by descriptions of Scutellaria Chinensis, Barleria, Mammea and Hernandia.


a. (LS, XI, 320-321). [1] [2] [3]


1. “Linnés korrespondens med Pehr Osbeck” (1974), p. 132-134   p.132  p.133  p.134.