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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L1536 • Charles De Geer to Carl Linnaeus, 22 February 1753 n.s.
Dated 11. Febr. 1753. Sent from Leufsta (Sweden) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Swedish.

Leufsta d[en] 11. Febr[uari] 1753.

Edle och Höglärde H[err] Archiater.

Jag har giord anstalt, att 12 Exemplar af min Bok skola komma H[err] Archiatern med första tillhanda. dem tager jag sedan den friheten att bee H[err] Archiatern wara så god och utdela till de Herrar Studiosi som älska Jnsecterne; Jag giör dem présent derutaf, och begiär ingenting mera derföre än allenast att de wid tillfälle wille samla Swenska Jnsecter åt mig. Om H[err] Archiatern wille bee dem derom, så torde jag kunna få många artiga Jnsecter genom deras försorg.

Näst mÿcken hälsning ifrån min hustru, förblifwer jag städze med
all estime
Edle och Höglärde H[err] Archiaterns

Hörsamste Tienare
Charles De Geer

upSUMMARY

Charles De GeerDe Geer, Charles (1720-1778).
Swedish. Entomologist and natural
history collector, Leufsta Bruk. Member
of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
in Stockholm and Académie des
sciences, Paris. Corresponded with
Réaumur, Bonnet and other
naturalists. Husband of Catharina
Charlotta Ribbing and father of Emanuel
De Geer. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
has ordered twelve copies of his book [De Geer refers to his Memoires pour servir a líhistoire des insectesDe Geer, Charles Memoires
pour servir a l'histoire des
insectes
, 8 vol. (Stockholm
1752-1778).
] to be sent to Linnaeus as soon as possible, and he asks Linnaeus to give them to those of his students who are interested in insects. The book is a gift from De Geer, and the only thing he wants in return is that they will collect Swedish insects for De Geer when there is an opportunity. If Linnaeus could ask them to do so, De Geer is confident he will have many nice insects with their help.

De Geer forwards greetings from his wife [Catharina Charlotta De GeerDe Geer, Catharina Charlotta
(1720-1787). Swedish. Wife of Charles
De Geer, mother of Emanuel De Geer. Born
Ribbing af Zernova.
] to Linnaeus.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (LS, IV, 375-376). [1] [2] [3]

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1911), vol. I:5, p. 339-340   p.339  p.340.