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Link: • Carl Linnaeus to Johan Gustaf Wahlbom, May 1755 n.s.
Dated 177 d. Maji. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Kalmar (Sweden). Written in Swedish.


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
for his letter [this letter has not come down to us]. Wahlbom has always remembered Linnaeus with great friendship.

One of the plants is Saxifraga tridactylites, which grows near the castle, and the other Anemone ranunculoides, found at Ekolsund and Åbo, as in Bohuslän and Skåne. Linnaeus has it in the garden.

Linnaeus has only one copy of Charles Alston’sAlston, Charles (1683-1760).
Scottish. Botanist and physician.
Studied in Leiden under Boerhaave.
Professor of botany and medicine at
work [Linnaeus refers to Tirocinium botanicum EdinburgenseAlston, Charles Tirocinium
botanicum Edinburgense
]. He is ready to lend it to Wahlbom if he can be sure to have it back.

Linnaeus has no seeds of Caffeina, nor of the grass in the garden. Wahlbom should be able to get it by contacting Anders Philip TidströmTidström, Anders Philip
(1723-1779). Swedish. Chemist and
metallurgist. Studied under Linnaeus.
University teacher of chemistry.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.

Linnaeus reminds Wahlbom to collect seeds of Chrysocoma for him in Öland, if he goes to the island during the autumn. If there is a suitable opportunity, Wahlbom could send a living specimen, but it must be packed carefully, and it must not be too tightly wrapped.

Linnaeus sends his regards to the bishop’s [Magnus Olai BeroniusBeronius, Magnus Olai
(1692-1775). Swedish. Professor of
theology, Uppsala. Bishop of Kalmar in
1745, archbishop in 1764.
] daughter [Elisabeth Christina WahlbomWahlbom, Elisabeth Christina
(1736-18141). Swedish. Wife of Johan
Gustaf Wahlbom. Daughter of Magnus
Beronius, whose wife and children in
1760 were ennobled Björnstjerna.
] and, who will be Wahlbom’s wife.

Linnaeus has not heard from Daniel RolanderRolander, Daniel (1725-1793).
Swedish. Naturalist and explorer.
Studied at Uppsala University under
Linnaeus. Went to Surinam in 1755-1756.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
since he arrived in Surinam.


a. original holograph (KVA, Carl von Linnés arkiv). [1] [2] [3]