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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L2797 • Carl Linnaeus to Kungliga Svenska Vetenskapsakademien, 2 September 1760 n.s.
Dated 1760 d. 2 Sept.. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Stockholm (Sweden). Written in Swedish.

Min Herre.

Auctor om Brandaxen har säkerligen icke råkat at uplösa gåtan.

Intet kommer det af frustratione foecundationis; ty hwarföre skulle då hwart korn wara i brand; hwarföre icke ett äller annat i andra ax.

jag har hört en tysk, som tycks närmare råkat saken.

förbl[ifwer]
Min Herres
lydigste tiena[re]

C[arl] Linnaeus

Upsala 1760
d[en] 2 sept[ember]

Kongl[iga] Wettenskaps
Academien
Stockholm
frijbr[ef]

upSUMMARY

The author [Hans HederströmHederström, Hans
(1710-1792). Swedish. Clergyman.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
] who wrote about blighted ear has not resolved the problem [Hederström had written an essay on that subject].

It can not depend on miscarried fertilization, why should then every corn be blighted, why not a few in other ears?

A German seems to have come closer.

upMANUSCRIPTS

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

upEDITIONS

1. Svenska arbeten (1878), vol. 1, p. 330-331   p.330  p.331.
2. Bref och skrifvelser (1908), vol. I:2, p. 237   p.237.