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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L1555 • Carl Linnaeus to Pehr Osbeck, 13 March 1753 n.s.
Dated 1753 d. 13 martii. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to (). Written in Swedish.

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus thanks 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.
for his letter [this letter has not come down to us]. He has not had a day free for two years, since he has had to be at the Court during all the holidays. Now, he is going to Bergslagen after Midsummer to get some rest, for he has travelled so much in the Swedish provinces that he has grown tired of it.

In Holland, botany has already covered all plants.

If Osbeck wants to discuss his plants with Linnaeus, he should bring just those, but if Osbeck wants to show them to the Queen [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.
], he should bring as many as possible.

The ground around Uppsala is drying quickly after the winter.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (KVA). [1]

upEDITIONS

1. “Linnés korrespondens med Pehr Osbeck” (1974), p. 135   p.135.