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Link: • Carl Linnaeus to Carl Fredrik Mennander, 23 October 1761 n.s.
Dated 1761 d. 23. Octobr.. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to ? (). Written in Swedish.


Linnaeus writes to Carl Fredrik MennanderMennander, Carl Fredrik
(1712-1786). Swedish. Archbishop and
scientist. As bishop of Åbo he
promoted science. A new chair in
chemistry, a laboratory, a botanical
garden were founded at his initiative. A
close friend of Linnaeus. Husband of
Ulrica Mennander and Johanna Magdalena
Mennander. Father of Carl Fredric
Fredenheim. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
to ask for his support in appointing Linnaeus’s son [Carl Linnaeus the YoungerLinnaeus the Younger, Carl
(1741-1783). Swedish. Botanist. Son of
Carl Linnaeus and Sara Elisabet Linnaea.
Brother of Elisabeth Christina, Louisa,
Sara Christina and Sophia Linnaea.
Attended his father’s lectures, had
private tutors (Löfling, Rolander,
Solander and Falk, all Linnaeus’s
students). Demonstrator of botany at
Uppsala. Succeeded his
] as his successor as professor in botany when the question will be discussed at Sekreta UtskottetSekreta Utskottet, Swedish.
Committee of the Swedish parliament,
where foreign policy was discussed.
at the Swedish parliament. He refers to the fact that Strömmer [Martin StrömmerStrömer, Martin
(1707-1770). Swedish. Astronomer,
professor in Uppsala from 1745.
] was given the power to find the most fitting person as his successor. Linnaeus writes that his son has been educated to take care of and run the garden in Uppsala. Linnaeus fears that, if his son is not appointed to succeed him, the garden will be ruined in the same way as happened with the garden in Oxford when Sipptorp [Humphrey SibthorpSibthorp, Humphrey (1713-1797).
British. Succeeded Johann Jacob
Dillenius as Sherardian professor of
botany at Oxford. Father of John
Sibthorp. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
] succeeded Johann Jacob DilleniusDillenius, Johann Jacob
(1684-1747). German/British. Studied at
Giessen. Sherardian professor of botany
at Oxford. Correspondent of Linnaeus.


a. (LS, IX, 283-284). [1] [2] [3]


1. Brev från och till C. F. Mennander (1939), vol. 3, p. 327 .