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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L1696 • Carl Linnaeus to Pehr Osbeck, 25 January 1754 n.s.
Dated 1754 d 25 Jan.. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Läckö (Sweden). Written in Swedish.

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus is very glad to have heard from Abraham BäckBäck, Abraham (1713-1795).
Swedish. Physician, president of the
Collegium Medicum, Stockholm. Close
friend of Linnaeus. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
that 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.
has looked after 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.
and let Osbeck have a position in his house. Tessin had helped Linnaeus, and he had not ceased until Linnaeus had become well established. Tessin does not let those down that he has taken care of. Osbeck should stick to him at least until something more favourable appears.

Above all, Osbeck should work to get his travel report printed [the travel report was published in Dagbok öfwer en ostindisk resaOsbeck, Pehr Dagbok
öfwer en ostindisk resa åren
1750. 1751. 1752. Med anmärkningar
uti naturkunnigheten, främmande
folkslags språk, seder,
hushållning, m.m. [...] Jämte
12 tabeller och afledne
skepps-predikanten : Toréns
bref
(Stockholm 1757).
]. It would be a great memorial.

Linnaeus would be glad to receive Osbeck in his house for some time, but Osbeck should follow Tessin’s wishes. It would be favourable for the publication of Osbeck’s descriptions.

Linnaeus must have mislaid some of the plants that Osbeck had sent him, for he reports that he has found them again.

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a. original holograph (KVA, Carl von Linnés arkiv). [1] [2]