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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L2056 • Carl Linnaeus to Pehr Osbeck, 6 May 1756 n.s.
Dated . 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 the information about the monkey. He finds it complete.

The bush is Daphne sive Laureola sempervirens. It is a medical plant and listed in Hortus UpsaliensisLinnaeus, Carl Hortus
Upsaliensis, exhibens plantas exoticas,
Horto Upsaliensis academiae a sese
illatas, ab anno 1742, in annum 1748,
additis differentiis, synonymis,
habitationibus, hospitiis, rariorumque
descriptionibus, in gratiam studiose
juventutis
, I (Stockholm 1748).
Soulsby no. 424
and in Materia MedicaLinnaeus, Carl Materia
Medica. Liber I. De plantis secundum:
genera, loca, nomina, qualitates, vires,
differentias, durationes, simplicia,
modos, usus, synonyma, culturas,
praeparata, potentias, composita,
digestus, &c.
I-II (Stockholm
1749). Soulsby no. 968.
.

Daniel RolanderRolander, Daniel (1725-1793).
Swedish. Naturalist and explorer.
Studied at Uppsala University under
Linnaeus. Went to Surinam in 1755-1756.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
has returned to Amsterdam from Surinam.

Linnaeus asks Osbeck to go and see Jean Henry Le FebureLe Febure, Jean Henry
(1708-1767). Swedish. Main agent of the
East India Company, director of the
Swedish Ironmasters´ Association,
industrialist and merchant, Stockholm.
and ask for permission to make a description of his monkey. All kinds of new animals should be described immediately, as they may be impossible to find again later.

P. S. Linnaeus remarks that he cannot send Abraham BäckBäck, Abraham (1713-1795).
Swedish. Physician, president of the
Collegium Medicum, Stockholm. Close
friend of Linnaeus. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
an answer before he has been able to write to Mrs Benzelius.

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a. original holograph (KVA, Carl von LinnÚs arkiv). [1]