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Link: • Ulrich Hemmingson to Carl Linnaeus, 15 November 1756 n.s.
Dated 15 Novemb. 1756. Sent from ? () to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Swedish.


Ulrich HemmingsonHemmingson, Ulrich (1698-1766).
Swedish?. Major in the Dutch East India
Company. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
has continued from Batavia and has arrived in Ceylon where he is to visit the military High Command at the request of the Indian Government, which Linnaeus should know by now, as Hemmingson has told Mårten StrömerStrömer, Martin
(1707-1770). Swedish. Astronomer,
professor in Uppsala from 1745.
about that in a letter in the beginning of the year. Hemmingson is aware that he is in a locality that is rich in natural history specimens, some of which he has already collected. In addition, he has also spoken with Johan Gideon LotenLoten, Johan Gid. (?-?).
Dutch. Governor of Ceylon. Correspondent
of Linnaeus.
of the Dutch East India Company who had also been an enthusiastic collector of all the natural history specimens to be found there. The latter would, with pleasure, send to Linnaeus anything he would like to have as soon as he had been honoured by a letter from Linnaeus. At present, Loten is moving to Batavia and Linnaeus can acquire his address from the bookseller Isaac TirionTirion, Isaac (1705-1765).
Dutch. Bookseller, Amsterdam.
in Amsterdam, who is his correspondent. Hemmingson has been informed that Mårten KählerísKähler, Mårten
(1728-1773). Swedish. Physician, orator
and poet. Studied under Linnaeus and
Nils Rosén von Rosenstein. Served
as physician of the admirality at
Karlskrona. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
journey has been supported by the Directors of the East India Company and wonders what benefit would come of that.


a. (LS, VI, 462-463). [1] [2] [3]


1. Bref och skrifvelser (1917), vol. I:7, p. 73-74   p.73  p.74.