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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L3024 • Carl Linnaeus to Carl Fredrik Mennander, 29 January 1762 n.s.
Dated 1762 d. 29. Januari.. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to ? (). Written in Swedish.

upSUMMARY

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.
and tells him how sorry he is that Mennander was unable to visit him in Uppsala during Christmas, especially as he had wanted to discuss the Mineral Kingdom [Linnaeus means the third part, ”Regnum Lapideum” of the Systema naturae, 12th, editionLinnaeus, Carl Systema
naturae
, 12th edition (Stockholm
1766-1768). Soulsby no. 62.
]. When that work is completed, Mennander will receive all the duplicates. Linnaeus has now written an exhaustive Curriculum vitae and he is ashamed of the self-praise, but sends it to Mennander as he is convinced of his devotion and honesty.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. (LS, IX, 291-292). [1] [2] [3]

upEDITIONS

1. A general view of the writings of Linnaeus (1805), p. xii .
2. Brev från och till C. F. Mennander (1939), vol. 3, p. 329 .