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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L2782 • Carl Linnaeus to Kungliga Svenska Vetenskapsakademien, 1 August 1760 n.s.
Dated 1760 Aug. 1. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Stockholm (Sweden). Written in Swedish.

Min Herre.

Penningarne har jag lefwererat till H[err] Burmannus; recipisse föllier

Tack för brefwet ifrån H[err] Martin.

jag trodde wähl att H[err] Tursen ej skulle få skottet fast. H[err] Solander har haft det i sine händer och noga sedt det; men där borde wara figur med microscope giord. Det är troligt att mycket debiteras för skott, som ej är skott.

H[err] Tursen måste ofelbart hafwa tagit matsken i Renarnes lungor och lagt honom förwarad i Spiritu. För Guds skull bewara honom at jag kan få se honom.

Sist fick jag bref af Duhamel om hans bok, som M[in] H[erre] nämde.

Äfter Min Herre får böcker från Paris så war gunstig och lätt mig wetta om Brissons om foglar är i den samblingen.

Vale.

C[arl] Linnaeus.

Upsala 1760 Aug[usti]1.

Kongl[iga] Wettenskaps
Academien
Stockholm
frijbr[ef]

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus writes to the secretary at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences [Kungliga Svenska VetenskapsakademienKungliga Svenska Vetenskapsakademien,
Swedish. The Royal Swedish
Academy of Sciences, Stockholm. Founded
in 1739.
, Pehr Wilhelm WargentinWargentin, Pehr Wilhelm
(1717-1783). Swedish. Astronomer and
statistician. Secretary of the Royal
Swedish Academy of Sciences since 1749.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
] that money has been delivered to Johannes BurmanBurman, Johannes (1707-1779).
Dutch. Botanist, professor of medicine
in Amsterdam. Close friend of Linnaeus.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
.

Linnaeus thanks for a letter from Anton Rolandsson MartinMartin, Anton Rolandsson
(1729-1785). Swedish. Student of
medicine. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
[Martin to Linnaeus, 30 June 1760Letter L2737; the letter was addressed to Wargentin, because Martin could not afford to pay the postage to Linnaeus].

Erland TursénTursén, Erland
(1722-1777). Swedish. Student of
Linnaeus, the first veterinary surgeon
in Sweden.
did not manage to catch the Furia infernalis [skott (in Swedish); i.e. the animal (some kind of a worm), that in popular culture was believed to cause a contagious disease on both animals and human beings]. Daniel SolanderSolander, 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.
has had it in his hands and seen it, but a figure made with microscope must be produced.

The worm Tursén caught must have been from the lungs of rein deer and put it in spirit. Linnaeus begs of Wargentin to preserve it so that Linnaeus can watch it.

Henri-Louis Duhamel Du MonceauDuhamel Du Monceau, Henri-Louis
(1700-1782). French. Wrote on botany
and agronomy. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
has written to Linnaeus [Duhamel Du Monceau to Linnaeus, 2 July 1760Letter L2766] about his new book [Linnaeus refers to La Physique des arbresDuhamel Du Monceau, Henri-Louis
La Physique des arbres, où il
est traité de l’anatomie des
plantes et de l’economie
végétale: pour servir
d’Introduction au Traité complet
des bois & des forêts. Avec
une dissertation sur l’utilité
des methodes de botanique, etc.

(Paris 1758).
].

Linnaeus asks the secretary to inform him when books from Paris arrive and to tell him if Mathurin Jacques Brisson’sBrisson, Mathurin Jacques
(1723-1806). French. Physicist and
geologist, professor in Paris.
book on birds [Linnaeus refers to the OrnithologiaBrisson, Mathurin Jacques
Ornithologia, sive synopsis methodica
sistens avium divisionem in ordines,
sectiones, genera, species, ipsarumque
varietates, etc. (Ornithologie, ou
Méthode contenant la division des
oiseaux en ordres, etc.)
6 vol. (
Paris 1760).
].

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (KVA). [1] [2]

upEDITIONS

1. Svenska arbeten (1878), vol. 1, p. 328-329   p.328  p.329.
2. Bref och skrifvelser (1908), vol. I:2, p. 236-237   p.236  p.237.