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Link: • Mikael Harmensen to Carl Linnaeus, 18 April 1758 n.s.
Dated le 1 avril 1758. Sent from Bordeaux (France) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in French.


Mikael HarmensenHarmensen, Mikael (1771-1793).
Swedish. Swedish general consul in
Bordeaux, 1751. Ennobled in Sweden 1773.
Married to Sofie Dorolee von Robais.
Son of Jean Christoffer Harmensen.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
is most flattered by Linnaeusís attention to him and he is very grateful for the letter that Linnaeus has written [this letter has not come down to us].

He is also grateful to Daniel Zacharias HallmanHallman, Daniel Zacharias
(1722-1782). Swedish. Clergyman. Pastor
at the Swedish legation in Madrid, dean
at Strängnäs. Linnaeusís
student in 1744-1746. Correspondent of
for what he has done on Linnaeusís behalf. Harmensen does not consider himself worthy of that nor of what Linnaeus will procure before the King [Adolf FredrikAdolf Fredrik, (1710-1771).
Swedish. King of Sweden. Reigned
1751-1771. Married to Lovisa Ulrika.
Father of Gustav III. Chancellor of
Uppsala university 1747-1751.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
] and the Queen [Lovisa UlrikaLovisa Ulrika, (1720-1782).
Swedish. Queen of Sweden 1751-1771.
Married to Adolf Fredrik. Mother of
Gustav III. Sister of Fredric II of
Prussia. Correspondent of Linnaeus.

P.S. Harmensen says that he will be most happy if his investigations will be worthy of Linnaeusís attention.


a. original holograph (LS, VI, 282-283). [1] [2]