Carl Magnus BlomBlom, Carl Magnus (1737-1815).
Swedish. Studied in Uppsala under
Linnaeus 1755-1763. Provincial physician
in Dalecarlia. Correspondent of
Linnaeus. writes from Stockholm to tell Linnaeus that his ship to Amsterdam has been delayed until the end of the week.
Blom writes that he had a safe journey from Uppsala and that he visited Abraham BäckBäck, Abraham (1713-1795).
Swedish. Physician, president of the
Collegium Medicum, Stockholm. Close
friend of Linnaeus. Correspondent of
Linnaeus. on Friday morning and after that he visited Christian HebbeHebbe, Christian (1698-1762).
Swedish. Owner of one of the most
important merchant-houses in Stockholm. , whose son [Anders HebbeHebbe, Anders (1734-1825).
Swedish. Foundry proprietor. Son of
Christian Hebbe. ] he will accompany on the journey. The son seems to be a nice young man who has studied history and languages. Blom hopes to be able to introduce him to natural history. Blom writes that Bäck asked him to make a list of drugs to take onboard the ship. Blom has already presented the list to Bäck who has approved it. Blom describes some strange apple blossoms he found in Bäck’s garden and makes a small drawing. Blom writes that he would have liked to have sent one of the blossoms to Linnaeus, but Bäck wanted to wait for the apples to develop. Blom writes that Bäck’s new house and garden are situated in Drottninggatan. He names all the useful plants he found in the garden, amongst them a peach tree, tendrils of a vine and young mulberry plants together with fruit trees like apple, pear and cherry. Blom writes that Chrysomela oleracea and nomorum almost ruined all the cabbage plants and that the gardener has unsuccessfully used soot mixed with urine to get rid of them.