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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L2022 • Carl Linnaeus to Pehr Osbeck, 23 March 1756 n.s.
Dated 1756 d: 23 martii. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to (). Written in Swedish.

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Linnaeus asks 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.
to go and see Grill [presumably Claes GrillGrill, Claes (1705-1767).
Swedish. Merchant, owner of the iron
works of Söderfors, Österby
and Iggesund. Director of the Swedish
East India Company. Also known as an art
collector and patron of arts and
sciences. Brother of Anthoni Grill and
Johan Abraham Grill. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
] and ask him about Holm, the consul from Cette. Linnaeus wants to know if Christian HolmHolm, Christian Swedish.
Consul, Sêté.
is still in Sweden and when he will return. Linnaeus had written Grill a letter a month earlier [this letter has not come down to us] without getting an answer. Linnaeus wanted to send a few books to Montpellier with Holm.

Linnaeus had sent 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.
a root of Dodecatheon and one of Mirabilis longiflora. He gives Osbeck advice about the care of these roots. The former should be kept well watered, and should be in the open air for part of the day; the latter should stand in sunlight in a warm room and should not get so much water.

Osbeck should ask the Countess Tessin [Lovisa Ulrica TessinTessin, Lovisa Ulrica (-1768).
Swedish. Countess, wife of Carl Gustaf
Tessin.
] what seeds she would like to have from Linnaeus.

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a. original holograph (KVA). [1]