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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L3023 • Carl Linnaeus to Lars Salvius, [17 January 1762] n.s.
Dated Undated, but written circa 17 January 1762. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Stockholm (Sweden). Written in Swedish.

Edel och Högachtad H[err] Directeur.

just denne Brisson är det, som sökes, hans 4 första tomer har jag noga genom gått, det fölliande måste jag hafwa. Emedlertid håller jag natt och dag på med Species, som räcka till för mina krafter, men blifwa härlige.

Jag förbl[ifwer]
Edel och Högachtad H[err] Directeur[e]ns
ödmiuke tienare
C[arl] Linnaeus

Hur war det med Ritningarne
alla papperen hos Insp[ector] Schildt

a Monsieur
Monsieu[r] Le Directeur Salvius
Stockholm

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus writes to Lars SalviusSalvius, Lars (1706-1773).
Swedish. Printer, bookseller, publisher.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
to confirm that it is Mathurin Jacques BrissonBrisson, Mathurin Jacques
(1723-1806). French. Physicist and
geologist, professor in Paris.
he is looking for. He says that he has the first four editions and he must have the remaining books [Linnaeus refers presumably to Brisson’s 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).
]. Linnaeus writes that he is working day and night with the “Species” [Linnaeus refers to the second edition of his Species plantarumLinnaeus, Carl Species
plantarum
(Stockholm 1762-1763).
Soulsby no. 500.
]: the work takes all his energy but it will be worth it.

P.S. Linnaeus asks about the drawings and papers of Mr. Schildt [Linnaeus refers presumably to Johan SchildtSchildtJ, Johan (1704-1765).
Swedish. Stamp-master at the customs
warehouse in Stockholm.
].

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (Private collection). [1] [2]