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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L2026 • Carl Linnaeus to Carl Gustaf Tessin, 19 March 1756 n.s.
Dated 1756 d. 19 Mars. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to (). Written in Swedish.

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus writes 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.
and encloses two roots in a box. The larger one is a Mirabilis longiflora and the smaller one is a Dodecatheon. If they are planted in pots and put in windows they will grow. Dodecatheon can be brought to the country house, but the Mirabilis will grow so tall that it will be difficult to move. Linnaeus asks Tessin to tell Countess Tessin [Lovisa Ulrica TessinTessin, Lovisa Ulrica (-1768).
Swedish. Countess, wife of Carl Gustaf
Tessin.
] about these plants.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (RA, Ericsbergsarkivet, Autografsamlingen, vol. 132, Nr. 13). [1] [2]

upEDITIONS

1. Svenska arbeten (1878), vol. 1, p. 33-34   p.33  p.34.