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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L2778 • Carl Linnaeus to Daniel Solander, 10 August 1760 n.s.
Dated 1760 d. 10 augusti. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to London (Great Britain). Written in Swedish.

Min kiäresta H[err] Solander,

Här är aldrig det minsta nytt. Frondin har parenterat öfwer Cancellairen. Hesselgren är introducerad äfter Clewberg och Clewberg introducerad till Theologus. Archiebiskopinnan har liggat i barnsäng. Biskopen i westergiötland och flere hafwa warit här. nu resa D[octo]r Burmannus och Schreber hem; Profess[or] Forsgård reste tiil Danmark och tog Falken till sin amanuensis. Äfter H[err] Ellis åstundan måste jag kalla Warneriam Gardeniam; men nog hade warit bättre om jag fått kalla Catti marus Rumph. Gardeniam; Des character är;

Cal. Per. 5 phyllum, deciduum
Cor. Pet. 5: supremo fornicato duplo latiore et brevore. Nectarii columna adscendens longitudine calycis. Nectario campanulato 5 fido: intra quod
STAM. 10 subulata; alternis brevioribus. Anth. subrotundae.
PIST. intra stamina Germen ovatum. Stylus filiformis. Stigma simplex
PER. caps. 5 locularis, 5 loba, 5 angularis, inflata Sem. solitari., oblongo

Nu har jag absolverat de africaniske wäxterne, som lärt mig mycket.

jag längtar oändeligen äfter Edra bref. skrif om Edert tillstånd; om Museo Britannico; om Millerianis etc.

Hälsa H[err] Collinson; bed honom i wår sända mig några Guldfiskar; ty han kan det giöra. Innelyckte är för någre dagar kommit ifrån Eder fru Moder.

H[err] Alströmer rustar braf i Spanien.

wij hafwa haft en härlig höst ock ingen frost för än i natt den aldra första.

5te tomen af amoenitates är utkommen.

min Hustru och dotter hälsar 1000de falt.

jag är
Min kiäreste Herres
trognaste tienare
C[arl] Linnaeus

upsala 1760
d[en] 10 augusti[i]

To
M[iste]r Doct[or] Solander
London

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus states that there is never the slightest news. Berge FrondinFrondin, Berge (1718-1783).
Swedish. Doctor of history and political
science at Uppsala. Librarian at the
university library.
has held parentation for the Chancellor of Uppsala University [Carl Diedric EhrenpreusEhrenpreus, Carl Diedric
(1692-1760). Swedish. Count,
Councillor, Chancellor of Uppsala
University. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
], Erik HesselgrenHesselgren, Erik (1715-1803).
Swedish. Professor of oriental
languages, and theology, Uppsala.
and Christopher ClewbergClewberg, Christopher
(1706-1776). Swedish. Professor of
Oriental languages in Uppsala, in
theology 1760. Vicar at the parish of
Denmark, outside Uppsala. Brother of
Carl Abraham Clewberg.
have been introduced into their chairs. The Archbishop’s wife [Brita Elisabeth SilfverstolpeSilfverstolpe, Brita Elisabeth
(1726-1821). Swedish. Wife of Samuel
Troilius, mother of Knut von Troil.
, wife of Samuel TroiliusTroilius, Samuel (1706-1764).
Swedish. Archbishop in 1757.
] has been in childbed [the child was Knut von TroilTroil, Knut von (1760-1825).
Swedish. Provincial Governor, son of
Brita Elisabeth Silfverstolpe and Samuel
Troilius.
]. The bishop of Västergötland [Engelbert HaleniusHalenius, Engelbert
(1700-1767). Swedish. Bishop of Skara,
politician. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
] has been in Uppsala. Nicolaas Laurens BurmanBurman, Nicolaas Laurens
(1734-1793). Dutch. Professor of
botany. Linnaeus’s pupil in Uppsala in
1760. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
and Johann Christian Daniel von SchreberSchreber, Johann Christian Daniel von
(1737-1810). German. Physician
and botanist. Became doctor of medicine
at Uppsala under Linnaeus in 1760.
Professor of botany and director of the
botanical garden of Erlangen.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
have gone home. Forsgård [Peter ForsskålForsskål, Peter
(1732-1763). Swedish. Naturalist and
explorer. Linnaeus’s student, professor
in Denmark in 1759. Joined a Danish
expedition to Egypt and Arabia in 1761.
Died at Jerîm, Arabia.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
] left for Denmark with Johan Peter FalckFalck, Johan Peter (1732-1774).
Swedish. Professor of botany and
curator of the botanical garden of St
Petersburg. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
. He must follow John EllisEllis, John (1711-1776).
British. Merchant and naturalist, expert
on zoophytes. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
and call Warneria Gardenia. It had been better to call Rumphius’s “Catti-marus” [Kleinhovia] Gardenia [Linnaeus refers to Georg Eberhard RumpfRumpf, Georg Eberhard
(1628-1702). Dutch. Naturalist and
merchant in the service of the Dutch
East India Company. Governor of the
Dutch colony Ambon. He published two
works on the flora of the isle of Ambon.
, who was the first to describe the plant, that Linnaeus wanted to name after Alexander GardenGarden, Alexander (1730-1791).
British/American. Doctor of medicine,
South Carolina. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
].

A description of the floral characters follows.

Linnaeus has completed his examination of the African plants [ Linnaeus refers to his Plantae rariores AfricanaeLinnaeus, Carl Plantae
rariores Africanae
, diss., resp. J.
Printz (Uppsala, 1760). Soulsby no. 2147
].

He is longing for letters and for news about British Museum, Millers, etc. [Linnaeus refers to Philip MillerMiller, Philip (1691-1771).
British. Gardener of the Chelsea Physic
Garden. Corresponded with many
botanists. His rich herbarium was sold
to Joseph Banks. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
and John MillerMiller, John (1715-1780).
German. Painter and engraver. Moved to
London in 1744. Published Illustratio
systematis sexualis Linnaei
(1777).
respectively].

Greetings to Peter CollinsonCollinson, Peter (1694-1768).
British. Merchant and amateur naturalist
in London, corresponded with many
scientists. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
with a request of gold fishes.

Enclosed something from Daniel Solander’sSolander, Daniel (1733-1782).
Swedish. Naturalist, explorer. Student
in Uppsala under Linnaeus and Johan
Gottschalk Wallerius. Went to London in
1760. Curator of natural history
collections at the British Museum.
Botanist on Cook’s first voyage
1768-1771. Joseph Bank’s librarian.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
mother [Magdalena BostadiaBostadia, Magdalena
(1713-1789). Swedish. Daniel Solander’s
mother. Married to Carl Solander, dean
at Piteå. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
]. He reports that 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
is well in Spain.

Reports of a wonderful autumn with no frost until now. The 5th volume of Amoenitates academicaeLinnaeus, Carl Amoenitates
academicae
, I-X (Stockholm
1749-1790). Soulsby no. 1280.
has appeared [the fifth volume was published in 1760].

Greetings from his wife [Sara Elisabet MoraeaMoraea, Sara Elisabet
(1716-1806). Swedish. Linnaeus’s wife.
Daughter of Johan Moraeus and Elisabet
Hansdotter Moraea. Mother of Carl
Linnaeus the Younger and of Elisabeth
Christina, Louisa, Sara Christina and
Sophia Linnaea.
] and daughter [Elisabeth Christina LinnaeaBergencrantz, Elisabeth Christina
(1743-1782). Swedish. Daughter of
Carl Linnaeus and Sara Elisabet Linnaea.
Sister of Carl Linnaeus the Younger and
of Louisa, Sara Christina and Sophia
Linnaea. Married to Carl Fredrik
Bergencrantz.Mother of Sara Elisabeth
Martin.
].

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (BL, Additional Ms 32439, 1-1v). [1] [2]

upEDITIONS

1. “Daniel Solander och Linné” (1954), p. 52-53 .
2. Collected correspondence (1995), p. 137-139 .