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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L1971 • Carl Linnaeus to Pehr Osbeck, 24 November 1755 n.s.
Dated 1755 d. 24 Nov.. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to (). Written in Swedish.

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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 a nice letter [this letter has not come down to us].

Linnaeus hopes he will live to see Osbeck prosper which would make him very happy. When Osbeck is discussed in the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences [Kungliga Svenska VetenskapsakademienKungliga Svenska Vetenskapsakademien,
Swedish. The Royal Swedish
Academy of Sciences, Stockholm. Founded
in 1739.
], Linnaeus will approve Osbeckís travel report [Linnaeus refes to the forthcoming Dagbok öfwer en ostindisk resaOsbeck, Pehr Dagbok
öfwer en ostindisk resa åren
1750. 1751. 1752. Med anmärkningar
uti naturkunnigheten, främmande
folkslags språk, seder,
hushållning, m.m. [...] Jämte
12 tabeller och afledne
skepps-predikanten : Toréns
bref
(Stockholm 1757).
].

Linnaeus has just received from Magnus LagerströmLagerström, Magnus
(1691-1759). Swedish. Director of the
Swedish East India Company.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
a collection of plants that Christopher Henrik BraadBraad, Christopher Henrik
(1728-1781). Swedish. Supercargo of the
Swedish East India Company.
and 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.
had gathered during their journeys. They are considerable, and many species are new to Linnaeus. There are several duplicates in the collection. Linnaeus will discuss these things with Osbeck.

Linnaeus asks Osbeck to forward his regards to Carl Gustaf TessinTessin, Carl Gustaf
(1695-1770). Swedish. Count, important
politician and patron of science and
art. He supported Swedish artists and
scientists and collected art, books and
natural history objects. He assisted
Linnaeusís career in many ways. Married
to Lovisa Ulrica Tessin. Uncle to
Fredrik Sparre. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
. Linnaeus could very well go to Stockholm, but then he might risk being detained somewhere in Stockholm where he had never liked to be, after Tessin helped him out of there.

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a. original holograph (KVA). [1]