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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L1768 • Carl Linnaeus to Erik Gustaf Lidbeck, 5 May 1754 n.s.
Dated 1754 d: 5 maji. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Lund (Sweden). Written in Swedish.

Höglärde H[err]Magister Adjuncte

Jag har fått alla H[err] Magistrens bref, så många documenta infucatae amicitiae.

Tro ej att jag är stött äller ändrar min beständiga affection, men mer än menskligit arbete har warit på mig och nyss har jag warit i stockholm.

Riksråd Palmstierna bad mig bedia M[in] H[err] ej assignera öfwer det tillslagne capitalet, ty academien tohl icke. han giorde det genom mig såsom Eder wän; jag recommenderade Eder som jag borde.

Här näst så snart jag får litet respirera skall jag skrifwa formelt. Mimosae semina har jag icke, och aldrig fått.

Mera här näst.

Vale
Eder
Linnaeus.

Upsala 1754
d[en] 5 maji

a Monsieur
H[err] Eric Lijdbeck
Lund
frijbr[ef]

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus thanks Erik Gustaf LidbeckLidbeck, 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 several letters [these letters have not come down to us], proof of his unalteraed friendship.

Lidbeck must not think that Linnaeus is annoyed or has tired of Lidbeck, but Linnaeus has had a more than normal workload and has been in Stockholm recently.

Nils PalmstiernaPalmstierna, Nils (1696-1766).
Swedish. Baron, diplomat, chancellor of
Lund University. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
had asked Linnaeus to forward a message to Lidbeck, that Lidbeck should not spend more than the money that he had received. The academy could not afford any more. Palmstierna had gone through Linnaeus because of their friendship, and Linnaeus had recommended Lidbeck as he ought to. Linnaeus will write more formally about it as soon as he finds time.

Linnaeus does not have seeds of Mimosa, and he has never had any.

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