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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L1691 • Carl Linnaeus to Carl Gustaf Tessin, January 1754 n.s.
Dated januari. 1754. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Stockholm (Sweden). Written in Swedish.

Memorial

Emädan Eders Höggrefl[ige] Excellence [---][a][a] : MS1 [manuscript damaged] så stor, och den endaste kiännare af Edla stenar, så har min underdån[iga] ödmiuka wördnad fodrat at communicera denna catalog, som är öfwer ett stencabbinet, som den tiden jag war i Holland räcknades för det förnämsta.

Utbedes mig den nåden att Eder Hög[greflige] Excellence täcktes sända mig cataloguen tillbakas, då han är genom-sed, som denna är den endaste jag fått, ock Author samt Professoren cabinettet inrättadt äfter min methode.

Den nåd Eders Högg[reflige] Excellence betygat H[err] Osbeck, har Eders Högg[reflige] Excellence giort alla wettenskapens idkare, som där af hierteligen fägna sig. Eders Höggrefl[ige] Excellence är altid stor, altid nådig, altid förnuftig, altid uphielper wettenskaper; hwarföre Gud Eders Excellence belöne.

C[arl] Linnaeus

Upsala d[en] januari
1754

Kongl. M[aj]ts högstbetrodde man, Riksens
Råd, Öfwerste Marschalken, Gouverneuren
för arfprintsen, Academiae Cancellairen, Cancelleren af alla K[ongl]. M[aj]ts orden, den högwälborne
Grefwe H[err] Carl G[ustaf] Tessin
Stockholm

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus writes a letter to 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
Linnaeus.
and encloses a catalogue of an excellent Dutch collection of minerals, which was considered to be one of the foremost during the time Linnaeus was in Holland.

Linnaeus kindly asks Tessin to send the catalogue back as this is the only copy he has. He also tells Tessin that the author has arranged the minerals according to Linnaeus’s system.

Linnaeus thanks Tessin for supporting 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.
.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (Bibliothèque de Genève, Ms. suppl. 371, fol., 10). [1] [2]

upTEXTUAL NOTES

a.
MS1 [manuscript damaged]