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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L2175 • Carl Linnaeus to Kungliga Svenska Vetenskapsakademien and Pehr Wilhelm Wargentin, 26 April 1757 n.s.
Dated 1757 d. 26 april. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Stockholm (Sweden). Written in Swedish.

Min gamble Gynnare.

jag har hört att Wettenskaps academien ombyter Praeses nästa lördag.

jag har sport att min Gynnare har grace för H[err] Osbeck äller Rolander till Ledamöter.

Om min intercession kan något giälla beder jag för H[err] Osbeck; Rolander är braf i Insecterne; den andre i Botaniquen och hela naturkunnogheten.

Tre af mine elever, som jag giort all tienst i wärden, och upfödt i min barm, hafwa satt sig, som jag sport, tillsammans att allestädes förklena mig (Osbeck är där ibland absolut intet) haec praemia laborum. plura in verbis. Vale, Amicissime perpetuo colendae.

Eder
lydige
C[arl] Linnaeus

Upsala 1757
d[en] 26 april.

Kongl Wettenskaps Academiens
secreter
Ädel och Höglärde
H[err] P[ehr] Wargentin
Stockholm

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus has been informed that the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences [Kungliga Svenska VetenskapsakademienKungliga Svenska Vetenskapsakademien,
Swedish. The Royal Swedish
Academy of Sciences, Stockholm. Founded
in 1739.
] shall elect a new president [Carl Albrecht RosenadlerRosenadler, Carl Albrecht
(1717-1799). Swedish. Government
officer and book collector.
was succeeded by Carl Fredrik AdelcrantzAdelcrantz, Carl Fredrik
(1716-1796). Swedish. Architect and
surveyor to the royal household.
].

He has understood that the secretary [Pehr Wilhelm WargentinWargentin, Pehr Wilhelm
(1717-1783). Swedish. Astronomer and
statistician. Secretary of the Royal
Swedish Academy of Sciences since 1749.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
] would prefer 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.
or Daniel RolanderRolander, Daniel (1725-1793).
Swedish. Naturalist and explorer.
Studied at Uppsala University under
Linnaeus. Went to Surinam in 1755-1756.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
as members.

Linnaeusís preference is Osbeck; Rolander has his strength in the insects, the other in botany and the entire natural knowledge [Johan Gustaf WahlbomWahlbom, Johan Gustaf
(1724-1808). Swedish. Physician and
naturalist. Studied at Uppsala under
Linnaeus, anatomy, surgery and
obstretics at Wittenberg. Provincial
physician at Kalmar. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
was elected in 1757; Osbeck was elected the following year].

Three of Linnaeusís students have stood up against him (Osbeck is not one of them). [Linnaeus means that three of his students, Roland MartinMartin, Roland (1726-1788).
Swedish. Physician and surgeon,
professor of anatomy and surgery at the
Collegium Medicum, Stockholm.
, Peter Jonas BergiusBergius, Petter Jonas
(1730-1790). Swedish. Physician and
botanist. Professor of natural history
and pharmacy at Collegium Medicum,
Stockholm. Linnaeusís student.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
and David Schulz von SchulzenheimSchulz von Schulzenheim, David
(1732-1823). Swedish. Physician.
Studied at Uppsala, where he attended
Linnaeusís lectures. Went to England.
Together with Nils Rosén von
Rosenstein he introduced inoculation for
smallpox in Sweden. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
wished to move some parts of the medical education to Stockholm, which Linnaeus thought would cause damage to the Uppsala university].

upMANUSCRIPTS

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

upEDITIONS

1. Svenska arbeten (1878), vol. 1, p. 303-304   p.303  p.304.
2. Bref och skrifvelser (1908), vol. I:2, p. 209-210   p.209  p.210.