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Link: • Colin Campbell to Carl Linnaeus, 28 May 1755 n.s.
Dated d: 28 Maj 1755.. Sent from Göteborg (Sweden) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Swedish.


Colin CampbellCampbell, Colin (1686-1757).
Swedish. Nobleman of Scottish origin.
One of the directors of the Swedish East
India Company, part-owner of the
Imperial East India Company at Ostende.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
is writing to Linnaeus on behalf of the Duke D’Argyl [Archibald CampbellCampbell, Archibald
(1682-1761). British. 3rd Duke of
Argyll. Statesman.
]. The Duke wants seeds of a species of fir; in Mellin’s [Campbell means Johann Georg GmelinGmelin, Johann Georg
(1709-1755). German. Voyager, botanist
and chemist. At the initiative of
empress Anna of Russia he spent ten
years (1733-1743) exploring Siberia. In
1749 he became professor of botany and
chemistry at Tübingen. Together
with his nephew Samuel Gottlieb he wrote
Flora Sibirica (1747-1769).
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
] work on Siberian plants [Campbell refers to Flora SibiricaGmelin, Johann Georg Flora
Sibirica, sive Historia plantarum
(St Petersburg 1747-1769).
] it is called Siberian cedar. The Duke would also be grateful for seeds of other Swedish conifers and of Linum perennum; Campbell believes it is a Siberian plant.

The Duke will be very pleased if these seeds are dispatched as soon as possible.


a. original holograph (LS, III, 4-5). [1] [2] [3]