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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L2558 • Carl Linnaeus to Kungliga Svenska Vetenskapsakademien and Pehr Wilhelm Wargentin, [15 August 1759] n.s.
Dated Undated, but presumably written in August 1759. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Stockholm (Sweden). Written in Swedish.

jag såg aldrig sal[ig] Lagerström, men hade af honom många bref och många rariteter. genom hans medhielpande fick jag Tärnström, Osbeck, Toren och Adler till Ostindien.

Hwad jag fått af honom till Museum Academicum kan läsas i min disputation de Chinensibus Lagerströmianis, äller om den ej är tillstädes, finnes hon indragen uti mine Amoenitat[es] academ[icae]. vol[um]4. pag[ina] 230. Han war äfwen ledamot af Upsala wettensk[aps] societet.

Vale.
C[arl] L[innaeus]

Han war wähl studerad man; i humanioribus solider; och allestädes fast.

Kongl[ige] Wettenskaps
Academien
Stockholm
frijbr[ef]

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus writes to 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.
] that he never met the late Magnus LagerströmLagerström, Magnus
(1691-1759). Swedish. Director of the
Swedish East India Company.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
, but he had received several letters and rarities from him. His assistance made it possible to send Christopher TärnströmTärnström, Christopher
(1711-1746). Swedish. Clergyman and
botanist. At the recommendation of
Linnaeus, he was accepted as chaplain by
the Swedish East India Company. In 1746
he departed for China but died on the
island of Pulo Candor, Vietnam.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
, 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.
, Olof TorénTorén, Olof (1718-1753).
Swedish. Clergyman, naturalist.
Linnaeusís pupil. Went to China in
1748-1749 and to India and China in
1750-1752. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
and Carl Fridrich AdlerAdler, Carl Fredrik
(1720-c.1761). Swedish. Military
surgeon, travelled to the East Indies,
died on Java. Disciple of Linnaeus.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
to East India.

His contributions to Museum Academicum [Linnaeus means the natural-history collections of Uppsala University] are mentioned in Linnaeusís dissertation Specimen academicum sistens Chinensia LagerströmianaLinnaeus, Carl Specimen
academicum sistens Chinensia
Lagerströmiana
, diss., resp. J.
L. Odhelius (Uppsala, 1754). Soulsby no.
1844.
, also published in Amoenitates academicaeLinnaeus, Carl Amoenitates
academicae
, I-X (Stockholm
1749-1790). Soulsby no. 1280.
, vol. 4 [published in 1759], page 230. He was also a member of the Royal Society of Sciences at Uppsala [Kungliga Vetenskaps-Societeten i UppsalaKungliga Vetenskaps-Societeten i
Uppsala,
Swedish. The Royal
Society of Sciences at Uppsala was
founded in 1728.
].

PS. He was a learned man, who had a thorough knowledge of the humanities.

upMANUSCRIPTS

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

upEDITIONS

1. Svenska arbeten (1878), vol. 1, p. 318-319   p.318  p.319.
2. Bref och skrifvelser (1908), vol. I:2, p. 224   p.224.