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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L3089 • Carl Linnaeus to Carl Fredrik Mennander, 18 June 1762 n.s.
Dated 1762 d. 18. Junii.. 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 expresses his deepest gratitude for Mennander having successfully pleaded Linnaeus’s cause in the parliament. [The plea was that Linnaeus should be given the privilege of choosing his own successor]. Linnaeus promises to give Mennander peacocks as well as all the duplicates in his mineral collection as soon as he has completed the third part of the Systema naturae. [Linnaeus means the third part, ”Regnum Lapideum” of the Systema naturae, 12th, editionLinnaeus, Carl Systema
naturae
, 12th edition (Stockholm
1766-1768). Soulsby no. 62.
].

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (LS, IX, 297-298). [1] [2] [3]

upEDITIONS

1. Brev från och till C. F. Mennander (1939), vol. 3, p. 331 .