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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L2635 • Carl Linnaeus to Clas Alströmer, 12 December 1759 n.s.
Dated 1759 d. 12 Decembr.. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to (). Written in Latin.

Lectori

Praesentium literarum exhibitor, Dom[inus] CLAUDIUS ALSTRÖMER, Nobilis Suecus, qui ad hanc Academiam Upsaliensem numero Civium academicorum Anno 1750 adscriptus fuit, ab eo tempore operam indefessam navavit rebus Oeconomiam privatam et Historiam Naturalem spectantibus, meoque lateri per plures annos arcte adhaesit, et in plerisque Historiae Naturalis partibus istos fecit progressus, quos discipulorum meorum nullus alius. Hunc itaque praestantissimum dilectissimumque artis meae filium, tamquam proprium commendo Omnibus, qui Virtutem, Sapientiam, Botanicen reliquasque Scientiae Naturae partes amant et colunt; praestita ipsi officia tamquam in me ipsum collata semper reputabo.

Dabam Upsaliae 1759 d[ie] 12 Decembr[is].

CAROLUS LINNAEUS
Acad[emiae] Upsal[iensis] h[oc] t[empore] Rector,
Arch[iater] Regius, Med[icinae]
& Botan[ices] Prof[essor] p[er] o[rdinarius],
Eques aur[atus].

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus gives Clas AlströmerAlströmer, Clas
(1736-1794). Swedish. Baron,
industrialist. Sent plants and specimens
to Linnaeus from his travels abroad.
Bought Linnaeus’s “little herbarium”,
now in the Natural History Museum in
Stockholm. Son of Jonas Alströmer,
brother of August, Johan and Patrick
Alströmer. Correspondent of
Linnaeus
a letter of recommendation:

Alströmer, who carries this letter of recommendation, began his studies at Uppsala University in 1750. He has since then performed industrious studies related to economy and natural history, and has been close to Linnaeus for several years. He has made more progress than anyone else in most parts of natural history. Linnaeus recommends this very advanced and very dear pupil as if he were his own son to all those, who love genius and wisdom, and who love to work in botany and the other parts of natural history. Linnaeus will consider services made to him as if they had been made to himself.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. contemporary copy (KVA).

upEDITIONS

1. Åminnelse-tal (1796), p. 12 .
2. Bref och skrifvelser (1909), vol. I:3, p. 16   p.16.