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Link: • Carl Linnaeus to Pehr Osbeck, 11 July 1755 n.s.
Dated 1755 d 11 julii. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to (). Written in Swedish.


Linnaeus has not had time for his friends for some time, but now at last he can attend to them again.

Linnaeus thanks Pehr OsbeckOsbeck, Pehr (1723-1805).
Swedish. Clergyman, botanist explorer.
Studied at Uppsala under Linnaeus
1745-1750. Chaplain on ships of the
Swedish East India Company on voyages to
China. Vicar of Hasslöv (Halland).
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
for Rosa villosa, which was new for Flora Svecica 2nd ed.Linnaeus, Carl Flora Svecica
: exhibens plantas per regnum Sveciae
crescentes, systematice cum differentiis
specierum, synonymis autorum, nominibus
incolarum, solo locorum, usu
oeconomorum, officinalibus
2nd ed. (Stockholm
1755). Soulsby no. 409.
. Linnaeus praises Osbeck for his good observations. The species will be inserted in the appendix.

Linnaeus had also got from Abraham BäckBäck, Abraham (1713-1795).
Swedish. Physician, president of the
Collegium Medicum, Stockholm. Close
friend of Linnaeus. Correspondent of
a sample of some thread dyed with Robus niger. Linnaeus had expected so, but he wonders if the dyestuff had come from the stem or from the root.

Linnaeus thinks that Flos Masendus must grow somewhere at Åkerby. Linnaeus has looked for it in vain, but Osbeck should have sharper eyesight.

Linnaeus wishes very much that he could help Osbeck.

P. S. Linnaeus sends his regards to somebody whom he calls lithologus (“mineralogist”) and wonders how he could get a specimen of Rosa villosa for his garden.


a. original holograph (KVA). [1]