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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L2192 • Carl Linnaeus to Carl Fredrik Mennander, 8 April 1757 n.s.
Dated 1757 d. 8 April.. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Stockholm (Sweden). Written in Swedish.

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus writes to Carl Fredrik MennanderMennander, Carl Fredrik
(1712-1786). Swedish. Archbishop and
scientist. As bishop of Åbo he
promoted science. A new chair in
chemistry, a laboratory, a botanical
garden were founded at his initiative. A
close friend of Linnaeus. Husband of
Ulrica Mennander and Johanna Magdalena
Mennander. Father of Carl Fredric
Fredenheim. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
to tell him that he has visited the archbishop [Henric BenzeliuzBenzelius, Henric (1689-1758).
Swedish. Archbishop 1747-1758.
] twice to discuss the inauguration and that the archbishop has promised to perform the inauguration as soon as it gets warmer as he is very weak and the cathedral is cold. Linnaeus writes that the archbishop looks pale and that his legs are swollen. Linnaeus prays to God that the archbishop will survive the spring.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. (LS, IX, 271-272). [1] [2] [3]

upEDITIONS

1. Brev från och till C. F. Mennander (1939), vol. 3, p. 323 .