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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L2424 • Carl Linnaeus to Kungliga Svenska Vetenskapsakademien, 31 October 1758 n.s.
Dated 1758 d. sista Octobr.. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to (). Written in Swedish.

Min Herre.

[— — —][a][a] : MS1 [the first part of the
letter omitted by Bergius
]
Heter han Godin, som H[err] Secreteren skrifwer äller Goudin som Löfling. Mon Uloa har kiänt Loefling, han nämner honom aldrig.

Det war en makalös observation om safringarne; Du Hamel och Buffon och de andre fransoser hafwa öfwer 20 åhr arbetat där på och ej funnit det. Han borde hafwa Medaillen för detta åhr, äller ock stackars Martin, som frusit till is.

förbl[ifwer]
Min Herres
lydige tienare
C[arl] Linnaeus

Upsala 1758
d[en] sista Octobr[is]

upSUMMARY

Is his name Godin, as spelled by the secretary at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences [Kungliga Svenska VetenskapsakademienKungliga Svenska Vetenskapsakademien,
Swedish. The Royal Swedish
Academy of Sciences, Stockholm. Founded
in 1739.
, Pehr Wilhelm WargentinWargentin, Pehr Wilhelm
(1717-1783). Swedish. Astronomer and
statistician. Secretary of the Royal
Swedish Academy of Sciences since 1749.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
], or Goudin as Pehr LöflingLöfling, Pehr (1729-1756).
Swedish. Botanist and explorer. Studied
under Linnaeus. Went to Spain in 1751
and took part in the Spanish expedition
to Venezuela in 1754, where he died.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
does [Linnaeus means Louis Godin Des OdonaisGodin Des Odonais, Louis
(1704-1760). French. Astronomer.
]. Maybe Antonio UlloaUlloa, Antonio (1716-1795).
Spanish. Naval officer. Traveller and
explorer.
knew Löfling, he does never mention him.

It was a remarkable observation on the sap rings [Linnaeus refers to Carl Fredrik Nordenskiöld’sNordenskiöld, Carl Fredrik
(1702-1779). Swedish. Fortification
officer at Tavastehus, Fredrikshamn,
Lovisa and Sveaborg in Finland.
Cultivator of potatoes and tobacco at
his estate Frugård in Finland.
Owner of a large herbarium. Brother of
Anders Johan Nordenskiöld.
, "Rön om kärnträd och ytan i tall-och furu-trän"Nordenskiöld, Carl Fredrik
"Rön om kärnträd och
ytan i tall-och furu-trän",
KVAH, 20 (1759), 90-96.
];Henri-Louis Duhamel Du MonceauDuhamel Du Monceau, Henri-Louis
(1700-1782). French. Wrote on botany
and agronomy. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
and, Jean-Louis Leclerc, comte de BuffonBuffon, Jean-Louis Leclerc, comte de
(1707-1788). French.
and other Frenchmen have unsuccessfully worked more than 20 years on it. He should have this year’s medal for it or it should go to Anton Rolandsson MartinMartin, Anton Rolandsson
(1729-1785). Swedish. Student of
medicine. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
who froze to ice.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. contemporary copy (KVA, Bergius, XIV, 440). [1]

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1908), vol. I:2, p. 222-223   p.222  p.223.

upTEXTUAL NOTES

a.
MS1 [the first part of the letter omitted by Bergius]