Carl Linnaeus to Petter Jonas Bergius,
c. 5 November 1755 n.s.
L1988. Carl LinnaeusCarl Linnaeus (1707-1778). Swedish.
to Petter Jonas BergiusPetter Jonas Bergius (1730-1790).
On behalf of the Petter Jonas BergiusBergius, Petter Jonas
Linnaeus is happy that Bergius has received the Spigelia. Linnaeus wants to be sure that Bergius has got the real one, because he knows that it can not be found in Europe, only in Chelsea [Linnaeus refers to the Chelsea Physic Garden] and maybe in the Jardin Royal in Paris.
Johan BrowalliusBrowallius, Johan (1707-1755).
That Sargazo is only to be found within the Tropics [an argument raised by Browallius] is against every known experience.
That infinite times are needed to create the coastline at Helsingborg is also clear [Browallius had another opinion].
Linnaeus wants to know about the Spigelia. by return of post, and he shall answer the same day.