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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L1589 • Joachim Fredrik Preis to Carl Linnaeus, 12 May 1753 n.s.
Dated d: 12 May 1753. Sent from Den Haag (Netherlands) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Swedish.

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Joachim Fredrik PreisPreis, Joachim Fredrik
(1667-1759). Swedish. Count and
diplomat. He served for 57 years as
secretary at the Swedish legation in The
Hague. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
has been longing for an opportunity to congratulate Linnaeus, and now that he has heard that Linnaeus has become riddare av Nordstjärneorden [Knight of the Polar Star] he feels he has a reason to write to Linnaeus. Preis has heard it commented upon approvingly. Preis hopes Linnaeus will live long and stimulate many young Swedes to follow him and to guarantee Sweden a prominent place in science among the nations of the world.

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a. original holograph (LS, XII, 79-80). [1] [2] [3]