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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L2070 • Carl Linnaeus to Petter Jonas Bergius, 20 July 1756 n.s.
Dated 1756 d. 20 julii. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Stockholm (Sweden). Written in Swedish.

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus thanks for the seeds of Spigelia, that have arrived with a letter [this letter has not come down to us], unfortunately they are too old to sow.

He further states that Epilobium must be a variety of our Epilobium palustre.

Linnaeus knows that Albrecht von HallerHaller, Albrecht von
(1708-1777). Swiss. Naturalist and
poet, professor of medicine, botany,
anatomy and surgery at Göttingen
1736-1753. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
is dealing with Orchides [Haller published “Orchidum classis constituta”Haller, Albrecht von “Orchidum
classis constituta”, Acta helvetica,
physico-mathematico-botanico-medica

4 (Basle, 1760), 82-166.
] but he does not think that any of his friends is favouring such a hard man.

His “Elementa Botanica” will be included in the next Systema [Linnaeus refers to Systema naturae, 10th editionLinnaeus, Carl Systema
naturae
, 10th edition (Stockholm
1758-1759). Soulsby no. 58.
]. If Petter Jonas BergiusBergius, Petter Jonas
(1730-1790). Swedish. Physician and
botanist. Professor of natural history
and pharmacy at Collegium Medicum,
Stockholm. Linnaeus’s student.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
could visit him one day in the autumn, Linnaeus will be able to supply some rare herbs. ,

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (KVA, Carl von Linnés arkiv). [1] [2] [3]

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1909), vol. I:3, p. 131-132   p.131  p.132.