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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L1610 • Carl Linnaeus to Erik Gustaf Lidbeck, 20 July 1753 n.s.
Dated 20 Julii 1753. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Lund (Sweden). Written in Swedish.

Höglärde H[err] Magister och Adjuncte.

Bägge H[err] Adjunctus högtärade har jag fått, och tackar rätt mycket för bägge.

Mitt oändelige arbete har förhindrat mig at beswara någon af mine wänner; ny begynner jag at respirera.

i Upsala är ogiörligt att få någon ducktig trägårds gesell, jag måste sielf för et par åhr sedan föreskrifwa en utifrån, men blef ock på den bedragen.

Varieteten af Rosa önskade jag at få se, war god och sänt mig henne torkad i bref; af luckten tyckes det wara Eglanteria, om hon älliest har guhl bloma.

Den violette Clavaria står hos Vaillant.

Nog will jag sända några succulenta, allenast H[err] Adjuncten täckes beställa genom någon sin landsman at de blifwa ricktigt bestyrde till stockholm.

Species plantarum och Gref Tessins museum lära wid nästa weckas slu[t] blifwa färdige.

Trägården fägnar mig dageligen me[d] nya wäxter, besynnerligen förnöj[a] mig Loeflingens spanska.

Hans Excellens communicerade med mig brefwet till H[err] Adjuncten; de war artigt, fast fullt med skryt och praemier.

jag förblifwer
H[err] Praefecti
hörsame tienare
C[arl] Linnaeus

Upsala d[en] 20 julii
1753

Medicine Adjuncten
Höglärde H[err] Magister E[rik] G[ustaf]
Lijdbeck
Lund
frijbr[ef]

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus thanks Erik Gustaf Lidbeck Lidbeck, Erik Gustaf
(1724-1803). Swedish. Professor of
natural history and economy at Lund.
Studied under Linnaeus. Accompanied
Linnaeus as secretary on his
Västgöta journey in 1746.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
for two letters [presumably Lidbeck to Linnaeus, 22 march 1753Letter L1547 and 22 April 1753Letter L1564]

Lately, Linnaeus has had too much to do to answer letters, but now he is beginning to find time for it.

It is impossible to find a good garden worker in Uppsala. Linnaeus had had to get one from another place some time ago, and he was disappointed.

Linnaeus wants to see the variant of Rosa, and he asks Lidbeck to send a dried specimen in a letter. From its smell, it could be Eglanteria, if its flower is yellow.

The violet Clavaria is published by Sébastien ValliantVaillant, Sébastien
(1669-1722). French. Botanist and
surgeon. Professor at the Jardin des
plantes. His theory on plant sexuality
influenced Linnaeus who regarded
Vaillant as one of the most important
botanists.
[Linnaeus refers to Vaillant’s Botanicon parisienseVaillant, Sébastien
Botanicon parisiense: ou,
dénombrement par ordre
alphabétique des plantes qui se
trouvent aux environs de Paris

(Leiden & Amsterdam, 1727)
].

Linnaeus will send some succulents if Lidbeck can arrange with some compatriot that they are properly handled in Stockholm.

Linnaeus expects that the printing of Species plantarumLinnaeus, Carl Species
plantarum
(Stockholm 1753). Soulsby
no. 480.
and the catalogue of Carl Gustaf Tessin’sTessin, 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
Linnaeus.
museum [Linnaeus refers to the forthcoming, Museum TessinianumLinnaeus, Carl Museum
Tessinianum, opera illustrissimi comitis
Dom. Car. Gust. Tessin [...]
collectum
(Stockholm 1753). Soulsby
no. 1081.
] will be finished at the end of the following week

Linnaeus has many nice new plants in his garden. He is especially fond of the Spanish plants that he has acquired through Pehr LöflingLöfling, Pehr (1729-1756).
Swedish. Botanist and explorer. Studied
under Linnaeus. Went to Spain in 1751
and took part in the Spanish expedition
to Venezuela in 1754, where he died.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
.

His Excellency [Nils PalmstiernaPalmstierna, Nils (1696-1766).
Swedish. Baron, diplomat, chancellor of
Lund University. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
] has let Linnaeus see his letter to Lidbeck. It was nice, although somewhat bombastic.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (LUB). [1] [2] [3] [1] [2] [3]