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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L3135 • Daniel Solander to Carl Linnaeus, 29 October 1762 n.s.
Dated d. 29 Oct. 1762.. Sent from Greenwich (Great Britain) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Swedish.

Välborne Herr Archiater och Riddare af Kongl[iga] Nordstjärne Orden,
höggunstige Befordrare,

Nu idag sedan H[err] Capitain Hedman var nedgången med sitt Skjepp skickade H[err] Hudson til mig sednare hälften af sin Flora Anglicana. På det at den skal komma öfver i höst så reste jag ned til Greenwich och lade den i samma Pacquet med H[err] Edwards sidsta Volume af hans History of Birds, hvilket han såsom en Present bedt mig skicka öfver; Äfvenledes följer med en Packa med frön från H[err] Miller i Chelsea. Alt sammans är inneslutit i ett Pacquet under direction: til Kungl[iga] Vetenskaps Societeten i Upsala, samt at lämnas til H[err] Archiatern och Riddaren Linnaeus. Det förra Frö Pacquetet skickade jag med Cap[i]t[ai]n Sjögren, under påskrift: at af H[err] Håfrådet Krüger i Helsingör, öfver sändas til Stockholm, ty jag viste då ei af något Skjepp som skulle gå til Stockholm.

H[err] Archiatern täkkes vara så gunstig och låta gjöra anstalt i Pack huset i Stockholm at detta Packet uttages ty det är ej uppfört i Capitains Pass och papper, emedan han clarerat ut, innan jag lämnde det til honom.

Jag måste skrifva detta här ifrån Greenwich, ty Påsten går af i afton innan jag kan komma up til London, och Cap[i]t[ai]n ber at det måtte vara anmält i packhuset för än han ankommer.

Jag har med äran med djupaste vördnad, in til min död at
framhärda
Välborne Herr Archiaterns och
Riddarens,
ödmjukaste och lydigaste tjänare
Daniel Solander

Greenwich d. 29 Oct. 1762.

H[err] Archiatern täkkes anmäla min ödmjukaste vördnad hos Nådiga Frun, Mademoiselle Lisa Stina, de öfriga Mamsellerna, H[err] Carl Linnaeus, Min K[iära] Farbror och alla andra Gynnare och Vänner.

To
The Royal Society
of Sciences
at Upsal

upSUMMARY

Daniel SolanderSolander, Daniel (1733-1782).
Swedish. Naturalist, explorer. Student
in Uppsala under Linnaeus and Johan
Gottschalk Wallerius. Went to London in
1760. Curator of natural history
collections at the British Museum.
Botanist on Cookís first voyage
1768-1771. Joseph Bankís librarian.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
tells that William HudsonHudson, William (1730-1792).
British. Pharmacist at Westmoreland.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
had sent him the latter half of his Flora anglica : exhibens plantas per regnum angliae sponte crescentesHudson, William Flora anglica
: exhibens plantas per regnum angliae
sponte crescentes, distributas secundum
systema sexuale / cum differentiis
specierum, synonymis auctorum, nominibus
incolarum, solo locorum, tempore
florendi, officinalibus
pharmacopaeorum
(London, 1762).
and that he has travelled to Greenwich to let it be sent with Captain HedmanísHedman, Swedish. Sea-captain.
ship. It goes with George EdwardsEdwards, George (1693-1773).
British. Ornithologist and artist.
Visited the Netherlands, France and
Scandinavia. Best known for his
History of birds (1747-1751).
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
last volume of the History of British Birds [Solander refers to A natural history of uncommon birdsEdwards, George A natural
history of uncommon birds, and of some
other rare and undescribed animals
[...]. To which is added a [... ]general
idea of drawing and painting in water
colours; with instructions for etching
on copper with Aqua Fortis: likewise
some thoughts on the passage of
birds
etc., 4 pt., 4 vols. (London,
[1751]).
]. He sends as well a packet with seeds from Philip MillerMiller, Philip (1691-1771).
British. Gardener of the Chelsea Physic
Garden. Corresponded with many
botanists. His rich herbarium was sold
to Joseph Banks. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
. Everything is enclosed in a parcel under cover to the Royal Society of Sciences at Uppsala, Kungliga Vetenskaps-Societeten i UppsalaKungliga Vetenskaps-Societeten i
Uppsala,
Swedish. The Royal
Society of Sciences at Uppsala was
founded in 1728.
. As Solander didnít know if any ship was to go to Stockholm, he had sent a previous packet with Captain SjögrenSjogren, Swedish.
Sea-captain.
under address to Samuel Gottlieb KrügerKrüger, Samuel Gottlieb
(d. 1765). Swedish. Consul,
Helsingör, Denmark between
1747-1764. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
in Helsingör to be forwarded to Stockholm.

Solander asks Linnaeus to make arrangements to recover the parcel in the Stockholm Customs House.

[On a flap of paper Solander has added his respects to the Linnaeusís wife [Sara Elisabet MoraeaMoraea, Sara Elisabet
(1716-1806). Swedish. Linnaeusís wife.
Daughter of Johan Moraeus and Elisabet
Hansdotter Moraea. Mother of Carl
Linnaeus the Younger and of Elisabeth
Christina, Louisa, Sara Christina and
Sophia Linnaea.
] and his daughter Lisa Stina [Elisabeth Christina LinnaeaBergencrantz, Elisabeth Christina
(1743-1782). Swedish. Daughter of
Carl Linnaeus and Sara Elisabet Linnaea.
Sister of Carl Linnaeus the Younger and
of Louisa, Sara Christina and Sophia
Linnaea. Married to Carl Fredrik
Bergencrantz.Mother of Sara Elisabeth
Martin.
] and the other daughters [Louisa LinnaeaLinnaea, Louisa (1749-1839).
Swedish. Daughter of Carl Linnaeus and
Sara Elisabet Linnaea. Sister of Carl
Linnaeus the Younger and of Elisabeth
Christina, Sara Christina and Sophia
Linnaea.
, Sara Christina LinnaeaLinnaea, Sara Christina
(1751-1835). Swedish. Daughter of Carl
Linnaeus and Sara Elisabet Linnaea.
Sister of Carl Linnaeus the Younger and
of Elisabeth Christina, Louisa and
Sophia Linnaea.
and Sophia LinnaeaLinnaea, Sophia (1757-1830).
Swedish. Daughter of Carl Linnaeus and
Sara Elisabet Linnaea. Sister of Carl
Linnaeus the Younger and of Elisabeth
Christina, Louisa and Sara Christina
Linnaea. Wife of Samuel Christoffer
Duse.
] and to 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 fatherís lectures, had
private tutors (Löfling, Rolander,
Solander and Falk, all Linnaeusís
students). Demonstrator of botany at
Uppsala. Succeeded his
father.
, his uncle [Daniel SolanderSolander, Daniel (1707-1786).
Swedish. Professor of Law, Uppsala.
Married to Anna Margareta Solander.
Brother of Carl Solander and uncle to
Daniel Solander. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
] and to other patrons and friends.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (LS, XIV, 145-146). [1] [2] [3]

upEDITIONS

1. Collected correspondence (1995), p. 243-245 .