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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L2821 • Carl Linnaeus to Petter Jonas Bergius, 11 November 1760 n.s.
Dated 1760 d. 11 Novembr.. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Stockholm (Sweden). Written in Swedish.

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus informs Petter Jonas BergiusBergius, Petter Jonas
(1730-1790). Swedish. Physician and
botanist. Professor of natural history
and pharmacy at Collegium Medicum,
Stockholm. Linnaeus’s student.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
that he at last knows who is the author of “de morbis castrensibus” [Kurze Beschreibung und Heilungsart der KrankheitenSwieten, Gerhard van Kurze
Beschreibung und Heilungsart der
Krankheiten, welche am öftesten in
dem Feldlager beobachtet werden, samt
beygefügten Recepten, welche vor
die Königl. Französtsche Armee
vorgeschrieben werden
(Münster
1759).
]. Surely it must be Gerard van SwietenSwieten, Gerhard van
(1700-1772). Dutch. Pupil of Boerhaave.
Called by Maria Theresa to Vienna, where
he organised the public health system.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
.

The cicuta recommended in cases of chronical diseases is sure to be Conium. Linnaeus, however, would guess that Cicuta aethusa would have a better effect and wishes someone would try it.

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.
distinguishes himself in England and 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
looks round in Spain. Nicolaus Joseph von Jacquin’sJacquin, Nicolaus Joseph, baron von
(1727-1817). Dutch. Botanist. In
1755 at the order of emperor Franz I of
Austria he went to the Antilles and
South America. In 1763 he became
professor of mineralogy and chemistry at
Chemnitz, later professor of botany at
Vienna and director of the botanical
garden at Schönbrunn. Correspondent
of Linnaeus.
works [Linnaeus refers to Enumeratio systematica plantarumJacquin, Nicolaus Joseph, baron von
Enumeratio systematica
plantarum, quas in insulis Caribaeis
vicinaque Americes continente detexit
novas, aut jam cognitas emendavit

(Leiden 1760).
] have been published in Leiden and a new Austrian flora [presumably Giovanni Antonio Scopoli’sScopoli, Giovanni Antonio
(1723-1788). Italian. Physician and
naturalist. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
, Flora CarniolicaScopoli, Giovanni Antonio
Flora Carniolica exhibens plantas
Carniolae indigenas et distributas in
classes naturales. Cum differentiis
specificis, synonymis recentiorum, locis
natalibus, nominibus incolarum,
observationibus selectis, viribus
medicis
(Vienna 1760).
] in Vienna. Except for Jacquin, who has been in Surinam, a doctor, who boasts about new genera, has recently returned to Leiden from Surinam. Most of the genera are probably already known before Daniel RolanderRolander, Daniel (1725-1793).
Swedish. Naturalist and explorer.
Studied at Uppsala University under
Linnaeus. Went to Surinam in 1755-1756.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
can publish his.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. contemporary copy (KVA, Bergius, VII, 485).

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1909), vol. I:3, p. 139-140   p.139  p.140.