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Link: • Carl Linnaeus to Pehr Osbeck, 22 May 1753 n.s.
Dated 22 maj. 1753. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to (). Written in Swedish.


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 hs not come down to us] and congratulates him on having been appointed chaplain to a great and wise man [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
Linnaeus’s career in many ways. Married
to Lovisa Ulrica Tessin. Uncle to
Fredrik Sparre. Correspondent of
at Läckö] and the botanist of a prudent and gracious lady [Lovisa Ulrica TessinTessin, Lovisa Ulrica (-1768).
Swedish. Countess, wife of Carl Gustaf

Lovisa Ulrica Tessin had asked Linnaeus to give her the names of mulberry trees that could be wished for from Russia. Linnaeus encloses a note with the name, and if Stephan Petrovich KrascheninnikovKrascheninnikov, Stephan Petrovich
(1713-1755). Russian. Professor
of natural history, St Petersburg. Went
with Johann Georg Gmelin to Siberia and
came as the only member of the
expedition to Kamchatka. Correspondent
of Linnaeus.
in St Petersburg sees it, he will be able to get it. Pavel Grigorevich DemidovDemidov, Pavel Grigorevich
(1738-1821). Russian. Linnaeus´s
student. Brother of Alexandr Grigorevich
Demidov and Petr Grigorevich Demidov.
Son of Georgij Akinfievich Demidov and
grandson of Akinfiy Nikitich Demidov. He
created a natural history museum in
Moscow which was later given to the
University of Moscow. Correspondent of
is likely to have it in his garden as the black mulberry tree from Assov. Please give Lovisa Ulrica Tessin the enclosed note with Linnaeus’s regards. Linnaeus hopes that she will order the shrub so that a living specimen can be obtained.


a. original holograph (KVA). [1] [2]


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