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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L2759 • Charles De Geer to Carl Linnaeus, 17 July 1760 n.s.
Dated 17. Julij 1760. Sent from Leufsta (Sweden) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Swedish.

Leufsta d[en] 17. Julij 1760.

Högädle Herr Archiater och Riddare,

Wid min resa genom Upsala hade jag tänkt fä see H[err] Archiatern, men blef åter engagerad hos Herr Landshöfdingen, som högeligen förtröt mig, i tÿ jag således ej feck hälsa på H[err] Archiatern.

Jag har fått ett Exemplar till öfwerlopps af Willugbÿ Ornithologÿ in folio på Ängelska. Jnnan jag skickar det åter till Holland tillbakars, så skulle jag fråga om det kanskie kunde behöfwas till Upsala Academie-Bibliotheque. det kostar 20 plåtar efter nu warande Course. Jag skall bee H[err] Archiatern lemna mig swar härpå.

Nu är det lång tid som Leufsta ej fått wara behedrat med H[err] Archiaterns närwaro. – Skulle det intet wara möjeligit att jag fingo den ähran see H[err] Archiatern här hos oss i denna Sommar? det skulle högeligen fägna mig, och min hustru likaledes. J afwacktan af en nöjachtig resolution, förblifwer städze med all högachtning

Högädle Herr Archiaterns och Riddarens
Hörsamste Tienare
Charles De Geer

A Monsieur
Monsieur Charles Linnaeus
Premier Medicin du Roi et
Professeur en Botanique, Chevalier
de l´Ordre Royal de l'Etoile du Nord
á
Upsala.

upSUMMARY

Charles De GeerDe Geer, Charles (1720-1778).
Swedish. Entomologist and natural
history collector, Leufsta Bruk. Member
of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
in Stockholm and Académie des
sciences, Paris. Corresponded with
Réaumur, Bonnet and other
naturalists. Husband of Catharina
Charlotta Ribbing and father of Emanuel
De Geer. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
has intended to visit Linnaeus when he passed Uppsala, but the governor of the province [Jean Georg LilljenbergLilljenberg, Jean Georg
(1713-1798). Swedish. Count, governor
of the province of Åbo and
Björneborg (Finland) from 1749 to
1757, and for the county of Uppland from
May 1757 to 1762. President of the
Bergskollegium. Member of the Royal
Swedish Academy of Sciences.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
] engaged him, which De Geer did not like. However, he could not go to see Linnaeus.

De Geer has an extra copy of Francis Willoughby’sWillughby, Francis (1635-1672).
British. Zoologist, whose works on
ornithology and ichtyology were
important sources of information before
Linnaeus.
, Ornithology in English [Willoughby’s Ornithologia libri tresWillughby, Francis
Ornithologia libri tres : in quibus
Aves omnes hactenus cognitae in methodum
naturis suis convenientem redactae
accuratè describuntur,
descriptiones Iconibus elegantissimis et
vivarum Avium simillimis, Aeri incisis
illustrantur
(1676).
was published by John RayRay, John (1627-1705).
British. Naturalist and clergyman. One
of the most influential botanists before
Linnaeus.
in 1676, and in English two years later, The Ornithology of Francis WillughbyWillughby, Francis The
Ornithology of Francis Willughby of
Middleton in the County of Warwick, Esq;
[F.R.S.]. In Three Books. Wherein All
the Birds hitherto Known, Being reduced
into a Method sutable to their Natures,
are accurately described
(London,
1678).
]. De Geer was sending it back to England, but he thought it could be of interest to the library of the Uppsala university. It costs 20 plåtar. De Geer wants an answer from Linnaeus about this.

De Geer invites Linnaeus to come to Leufsta during the summer. De Geer and his wife [Catharina Charlotta De GeerDe Geer, Catharina Charlotta
(1720-1787). Swedish. Wife of Charles
De Geer, mother of Emanuel De Geer. Born
Ribbing af Zernova.
] would be pleased to receive him.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (LS, IV, 385-386). [1] [2] [3]

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1911), vol. I:5, p. 348   p.348.