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Link: • Carl Magnus Blom to Carl Linnaeus, 5 January 1761 n.s.
Dated 5 Jan: 1761. Sent from Burscheid (Germany) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Swedish.


Carl Magnus BlomBlom, Carl Magnus (1737-1815).
Swedish. Studied in Uppsala under
Linnaeus 1755-1763. Provincial physician
in Dalecarlia. Correspondent of
writes to Linnaeus to wish him A Happy New Year.

Blom writes that he is well and that at the end of December he had planned and tried to visit Brussels, but due to the bad roads he had had to turn back. Blom writes that it is raining continuously and that he has never experienced such rain. If it continues to rain he is afraid that Borcett [Burscheid] will be flooded. Due to his lack of news Blom cites an article in a German newspaper from last year no. 198 about a new way to produce flannel Apocynum [Apocynum cannabinum L.], a kind of velvet. A man called de la Rivièrede la Rivière, French.
from Paris, has been given the privilege to fabricate this kind of material.

Blom writes that many people, especially children, have died from a fever during the winter and that complications in the form of red rash all over the body have occurred. It is treated with alcohol diluted with water.


a. (LS, II, 65-66). [1] [2] [3]


1. Bref och skrifvelser (1909), vol. I:3, p. 278-279   p.278  p.279.