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Link: • Carl Linnaeus to Carl Fredrik Mennander, 8 April 1760 n.s.
Dated 1760 d. 8. April.. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Åbo (Finland). Written in Swedish.


Linnaeus writes to Carl Fredrik MennanderMennander, Carl Fredrik
(1712-1786). Swedish. Archbishop and
scientist. As bishop of Åbo he
promoted science. A new chair in
chemistry, a laboratory, a botanical
garden were founded at his initiative. A
close friend of Linnaeus. Husband of
Ulrica Mennander and Johanna Magdalena
Mennander. Father of Carl Fredric
Fredenheim. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
to tell him about Anton Rolandsson MartinMartin, Anton Rolandsson
(1729-1785). Swedish. Student of
medicine. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
, who Mennander helped to get a scholarship. Linnaeus writes that Martin, who is still in Bergen, plans to return to Uppsala after midsummer. Martin has made some major discoveries, like finding tamarix growing wild and digitalis. Martins has worked especially with molluscs, zoophytes, corals and other vermibus. Martin has also made some major medical discoveries like the origin of leprosy and ulcera cachaetica and he has found conchas anomias vivas. Linnaeus writes that Martin has contributed to science, but he has now financial problems and Linnaeus writes that he has contacted the Secretary of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences [Kungliga Svenska VetenskapsakademienKungliga Svenska Vetenskapsakademien,
Swedish. The Royal Swedish
Academy of Sciences, Stockholm. Founded
in 1739.
, i.e., Pehr WilhelmWargentinWargentin, Pehr Wilhelm
(1717-1783). Swedish. Astronomer and
statistician. Secretary of the Royal
Swedish Academy of Sciences since 1749.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
, 1 April 1760Letter L2723] to ask for support from the Academy, but Wargentin has replied that none in Stockholm corresponds with [someone in] Bergen, so therefore money cannot be sent there. Linnaeus asks Mennander for ideas on how to help Martin.


a. (LS, IX, 279-280). [1] [2] [3]


1. Brev från och till C. F. Mennander (1939), vol. 3, p. 325-326 .