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Link: • Carl Fredrik Mennander to Carl Linnaeus, 17 June 1762 n.s.
Dated 17 Junii 1762. Sent from Stockholm (Sweden) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Swedish.


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.
writes to Linnaeus to tell him about the Sekreta Utskottet’sSekreta Utskottet, Swedish.
Committee of the Swedish parliament,
where foreign policy was discussed.
decision to give Linnaeus 3000 dalers for the pearl invention. Götheborgska Baggen [Peter Samuel BaggeBagge, Peter Samuel
(1710-1779). Swedish. Merchant,
Gothenburg. Member of the Swedish
parliament (Riksdag). Supported the hat
] will pay for the invention including the secrecy agreement.

Mennander also tells Linnaeus about the committee’s decision to allow Linnaeus to appoint his 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
] or any other person Linnaeus finds qualified as his successor. Mennander writes that the decision will be presented for the Parliament and, hopefully, approved this week.

Mennander writes that he has to go home at the end of next week. This makes it impossible for Mennander to visit Linnaeus in Uppsala, but he hopes that they might meet in Stockholm instead, maybe for the last time in their life.

Mennander writes that he has been unable to acquire any minerals and he kindly asks whether Linnaeus would be kind enough to send him some of his duplicates. Mennander also humbly asks Linnaeus to provide him with a pair of peacocks in order to establish a peacock colony in Finland.


a. (LS, X, 86-87). [1] [2] [3]


1. Brev från och till C. F. Mennander (1939), vol. 1, p. 641-642 .