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Link: • Carl Linnaeus to Carl Gustaf Tessin, 8 February 1757 n.s.
Dated 1757 d. 8 febr.. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Stockholm (Sweden). Written in Swedish.


Linnaeus thanks 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
Linnaeus’s career in many ways. Married
to Lovisa Ulrica Tessin. Uncle to
Fredrik Sparre. Correspondent of
for his letter of 7 January 1757Letter L2134 that he received on his return from [the mining district in] Bergslagen.

He also thanks Tessin for the invitation to Åkerö the coming summer and is very much looking forward to the visit.

Linnaeus informs that he is working on the 10th edition of Systema naturae and that this edition will be dedicated to Tessin [Systema naturae, 10th editionLinnaeus, Carl Systema
, 10th edition (Stockholm
1758-1759). Soulsby no. 58.
; the 10th edition was published in two volumes, “Animalia” 1758 and “Vegetabilia” 1759. The third volume, “Mineralia” was never published].

When this work is completed he will continue to work on the "Lexicon" [Linnaeus refers to the “Dictionnaire portatif d’histoire naturelle”, a work that was never published], provided some problems concerning the printing of the work can be solved [Linnaeus refers to the restrictions in Sweden concerning printing books abroad].

Linnaeus encloses two specimens [of petrifaction], and hopes that they will be included in Tessin’s collection of natural history specimens [see Tessin to Linné, 12 February 1757Letter L2150, Linné to Tessin, 15 FebruaryLetter L2148].


a. original holograph (RA, Ericsbergsarkivet, Autografsamlingen, vol. 132, Nr. 15). [1] [2] [3] [4]


1. Svenska arbeten (1878), vol. 1, p. 35-37   p.35  p.36  p.37.