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Link: • Carl Fredrik Adler to Carl Linnaeus, 20 December 1754 n.s.
Dated 20 Decembr. 1754. Sent from ? () to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Swedish.


Magnus LagerströmLagerström, Magnus
(1691-1759). Swedish. Director of the
Swedish East India Company.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
has received a small collection of natural history specimens from Carl Fredrik AdlerAdler, Carl Fredrik
(1720-c.1761). Swedish. Military
surgeon, travelled to the East Indies,
died on Java. Disciple of Linnaeus.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
. He presumes that they will be passed on to Linnaeus and hopes they will be of interest. He further describes certain difficulties on the voyage along the Malabar coast as being the cause of disorder among the specimens. Some have been consumed by ants and moths. However, two rare locusts from Suratte have been saved.

He further mentions certain economic problems as a hindrance to enlarge his collection, in addition to his threefold role as medical doctor, barber-surgeon and chemist.

Adler has been told that a student in natural history will join them on behalf of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences [Kungliga Svenska VetenskapsakademienKungliga Svenska Vetenskapsakademien,
Swedish. The Royal Swedish
Academy of Sciences, Stockholm. Founded
in 1739.
]. He is looking forward to meet him and wonders who that might be.

He concludes by conveying greetings from Christopher Henrik BraadBraad, Christopher Henrik
(1728-1781). Swedish. Supercargo of the
Swedish East India Company.
who has left for Bengala.

P.S. Adler asks Linnaeus to mention him to the Provincial Governor [Carl von GroothGrooth, Carl von (1684-1758).
Swedish. Governor of the province of
Uppland from 1743 to 1757. Husband of
Eva Helena von Grooth and father of Erik
Anton von Grooth.
], the Archbishop [Henric BenzeliusBenzelius, Henric (1689-1758).
Swedish. Archbishop 1747-1758.
] and Nils Rosén von RosénsteinRosén von Rosenstein, Nils
(1706-1773). Swedish. Physician
and professor of medicine. Colleague of
Linnaeus at Uppsala. The founder of
modern pediatrics. Correspondent of
, and to convey his greetings to Isaac RymanRyman, Isaac Swedish.
Accountant, Uppsala.
, Daniel Wilhelm BöttigerBöttiger, Daniel Wilhelm
(1700-1777). Swedish. Pharmacist,
and Carl Niclas HultmanHultman, Carl Niclas (?-1770).
Swedish. Surgeon, Uppsala.


a. original holograph (LS, I, 5-6). [1] [2] [3]


1. Bref och skrifvelser (1909), vol. I:3, p. 1-2   p.1  p.2.