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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L1783 • Carl Linnaeus to Johan Gustaf Wahlbom, 19 July 1754 n.s.
Dated 1754 d. 19 julii. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Kalmar (Sweden). Written in Swedish.

Högtförfarne H[err] Doctor
Min förtrogne wän.

Tack för örterna; jag wäntar dem med mycket begiär. Det war nog att Astragalus fants.

jag gratulerar till post och lön; hwar om jag redan haft underrättelse af H[err] Arch[iater] Baeck.

i morgon måste jag resa till Drotningholm, att rangera sal[ig] Hasselquists saker; det är mig berättat att han har öfwer 2000 fler örter.

Mine genera äro utkomne å nyo i stockholm, med fina nye […].

Hans M[ajestä]ts Museum är färdigt utom förtalet som nu håller på att tryckas.

Kaehler är kommen till Italien.

Loefling har jag ej än hört af sedan han kom till America.

Sedan Mylius dog har jag ej hört att Haller har någon på nytt förslag till resa.

Min wördnad anmäles hos H[err] Biskop Beronius.

jag är
H[err] Doctorens
trogne tienare
C[arl] Linnaeus

Upsala 1754
d[en] 19 julii

Gref Henning längtar äfter Eder med mig han har afhämtat sitt coffe träd.[a][a] : MS1 [added in the left margin
on fol. 1r
]

Doctoren
Edel och Högtförfarne
H[err] J[ohan] G[ustaf] Wahlbom
Calmare
frijbr[ef]

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus thanks Johan Gustaf WahlbomWahlbom, Johan Gustaf
(1724-1808). Swedish. Physician and
naturalist. Studied at Uppsala under
Linnaeus, anatomy, surgery and
obstretics at Wittenberg. Provincial
physician at Kalmar. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
for the plants, which he looks forward to. He is especially glad for the Astragalus.

Linnaeus congratulates Wahlbom on his appointment in Kalmar and for his salary. Abraham BäckBäck, Abraham (1713-1795).
Swedish. Physician, president of the
Collegium Medicum, Stockholm. Close
friend of Linnaeus. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
has told Linnaeus.

Linnaeus will go to Drottningholm the next day to work at Fredrik Hasselquist’sHasselquist, Fredrik
(1722-1752). Swedish. Physician and
naturalist, explorer. Studied under
Linnaeus and Lars Roberg 1741-1749. Went
to Egypt, Syria, Palestine, Cyprus,
Rhodes and the island of Chios. Died
near Smyrna. Son of Magnus and Helena
Maria Hasselquist, brother of Andreas
Hasselquist. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
material, which is said to be more than 2,000 plants.

The new edition of Genera plantarum [Linnaeus refers to the fifth edition, Genera plantarum [...] editio quintaLinnaeus, Carl Genera
plantarum [...] editio quinta ab auctore
reformata et aucta
(Stockholm 1754).
Soulsby no. 301.
] has appeared in Stockholm. It contains several new and interesting plants.

”Museum Regium” [Linnaeus refers to the Museum S:ae R:ae M:tis Adolphi Friderici RegisLinnaeus, Carl Museum S:ae
R:ae M:tis Adolphi Friderici Regis
Suecorum [...] in quo animalia rariora
imprimis et exotica: quadrupedia, aves,
amphibia, pisces, insecta, vermes
describuntur et determinantur, Latine et
Suetice cum iconibus
(Stockholm
1754).
] is finished except for the preface, which is being printed.

Mårten KählerKähler, Mårten
(1728-1773). Swedish. Physician, orator
and poet. Studied under Linnaeus and
Nils Rosén von Rosenstein. Served
as physician of the admirality at
Karlskrona. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
has arrived in Italy.

Linnaeus has not heard anything from 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.
since he got to America.

After Christlob Mylius’sMylius, Christlob (1722-1754).
German. Student of medicine, disciple of
Christian Ludwig Krause, Berlin.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
death, Linnaeus has not heard anything from Albrecht von HallerHaller, Albrecht von
(1708-1777). Swiss. Naturalist and
poet, professor of medicine, botany,
anatomy and surgery at Göttingen
1736-1753. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
about another journey.

Linnaeus sends his greetings to Magnus Olai BeroniusBeronius, Magnus Olai
(1692-1775). Swedish. Professor of
theology, Uppsala. Bishop of Kalmar in
1745, archbishop in 1764.
, the bishop.

P. S. [written in the left margin] Linnaeus writes that Count Henning [Henning Adolph GyllenborgGyllenborg, Henning Adolph
(1713-1775). Swedish. Count,
councillor. Student at Uppsala and
member of the Royal Swedish Academy of
Sciences. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
] misses Wahlbom as much as Linnaeus does. He has picked up his coffee tree.

upMANUSCRIPTS

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

upTEXTUAL NOTES

a.
MS1 [added in the left margin on fol. 1r]