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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L2351 • Augustin Ehrensvärd to Carl Linnaeus, 6 May 1758 n.s.
Dated 6 maj 1758. Sent from Stralsund (Germany) to (). Written in Swedish.

upSUMMARY

Augustin EhrensvärdEhrensvärd, Augustin
(1710-1772). Swedish. Count,
field-marshal. The founder of the fort
of Sveaborg (Finland). Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
mentions that he is aware that Jacob GerdesGerdes, Jacob Swedish.
Artilleryofficer.
had informed Linnaeus from Helsinki that the seeds sent to the Orphanage Garden had produced 70 plants of Rabarbara, Rheum palmatum, L. Gerdes has asked Ehrensvärd to request that Linnaeus should send some more seeds.

Ehrensvärd thanks Linnaeus for his kindness in performing such a generous task that benefits the general public and brings honour to Linnaeus if the plants should grow.

[2004-07-11]

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. (LS, III, 391-392). [1] [2] [3]

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1912), vol. I:6, p. 5   p.5.