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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L2044 • Carl Linnaeus to Kungliga Svenska Vetenskapsakademien and Pehr Wilhelm Wargentin, [ 25 March 1756] n.s.
Dated Undated, but presumably written at the end of March 1756.. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Stockholm (Sweden). Written in Swedish.

Min Gynnare.

Swar om resan med nästa.

Om 12 gylden insättas hos H[err] Grill, och sedelen sändes till Holland, lefwereras exemplaret uti H[err] Grills contoir i Amsterdam, där ifrån man då får 4 delar äller 100 Tabeller för hela åhret; nästa åhr ock 12 gylden, då man har 200; äfwen 3 die och 4de, då in alles blifwer på 400 tabeller, 500 figurer.

Så snart jag hinner skrifwa af de få kallelse brefwen skall jag dem sända; giör emellertid min ursäkt hos Hans Excellence.

Kalmens är artig men widlöftig styhl.

Kiära kiör på trycket af hans resa, som liggat öfwer 1/2 åhr, utan om röras. det hänger på H[err] Salvius.

Kongl[ige] Wettenskaps
Academien
Stockholm
frijbr[ef]

upSUMMARY

Answer concerning the journey will come [Linnaeus refers to the plan to let one of his disciples go with a whaleboat and make observations].

Linnaeus provides information about payment conditions and procedure for “botanic tables” [presumably Johannes Burman’s edition of Charles Plumier’sPlumier, Charles (1646-1704).
French. Botanist, travelled in Central
America and the Carribean. Linnaeus
generally approved of the descriptions
in his richly illustrated botanical
works.
, Plantarum Americanarum fasciculus primus[-decimus]Plumier, Charles Plantarum
Americanarum fasciculus primus[-decimus]
continens plantas, quas olim C.
Plumierius [...] detexit, eruitque,
atque in insulis Antillis ipse depinxit.
Has primum in lucem edidit, concinnis
descriptionibus & observationibus,
aeneisque tabulis illustravit J.
Burmannus
(Amsterdam 1755-1760).
] via Claes Grill’sGrill, 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.
office in Amsterdam.

Copies of letters of invitation will soon be sent.

Pehr Kalm’sKalm, Pehr (1716-1779).
Swedish. Botanist and traveller,
professor of natural history at
Åbo. Disciple of Linnaeus.
Travelled in North America 1748-1751.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
manuscript is good but too extensive [Linnaeus refers to ”Beskrifning på et slags gräs-hoppor uti Norra America”Kalm, Pehr "Beskrifning
på et slags gräs-hoppor uti
Norra America",KVAH, 17
(1756), 101-116.
].

Linnaeus asks the secretary at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences [Kungliga Svenska VetenskapsakademienKungliga Svenska Vetenskapsakademien,
Swedish. The Royal Swedish
Academy of Sciences, Stockholm. Founded
in 1739.
, Pehr Wilhelm WargentinWargentin, Pehr Wilhelm
(1717-1783). Swedish. Astronomer and
statistician. Secretary of the Royal
Swedish Academy of Sciences since 1749.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
] to push for the publication through Lars SalviusSalvius, Lars (1706-1773).
Swedish. Printer, bookseller, publisher.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
of Kalm’s travel report [Linnaeus refers to the En resa til Norra AmericaKalm, Pehr En resa til Norra
America, på Kongl. Swenska
Wetenskaps Academiens befattning, och
publici kostnad
, I-III (Stockholm
1753-1761). Soulsby no. 2586a.
; vol 2 was published in 1756, vol. 3 in 1763].

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (KVA). [1] [2]

upEDITIONS

1. Svenska arbeten (1878), vol. 1, p. 293-294   p.293  p.294.
2. Bref och skrifvelser (1908), vol. I:2, p. 201   p.201.