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Link: • Mikael Harmensen to Carl Linnaeus, 30 November 1762 n.s.
Dated le 30 Novembre 1762.. Sent from Bordeaux (France) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in French.


Mikael HarmensenHarmensen, Mikael (1771-1793).
Swedish. Swedish general consul in
Bordeaux, 1751. Ennobled in Sweden 1773.
Married to Sofie Dorolee von Robais.
Son of Jean Christoffer Harmensen.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
is very grateful for Linnaeusís letter dated 17 October [this letter has not come down to us] and urgently hopes that Linnaeus will continue to favour him.

If the King [Adolf FredrikAdolf Fredrik, (1710-1771).
Swedish. King of Sweden. Reigned
1751-1771. Married to Lovisa Ulrika.
Father of Gustav III. Chancellor of
Uppsala university 1747-1751.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
] would do him the favour of receiving him and his family, especially his father [Jean Christoffer HarmensenHarmensen, Jean Christoffer (d.
1765). Swedish?. Merchant, Bordeaux.
Father of Mikael Harmensen.
], as Swedish subjects they would be eternally grateful. Harmensen hopes that the reasons that have prevented the King from doing so until now no longer remain.

Harmensen is grateful for the prompt answer from Linnaeus in Latin and that Linnaeus permits him to write in French. That will make it easy to continue their correspondence which is of great value to Harmensen and flatters him more than he can express.

Harmensen hopes that Daniel Zacharias HallmanHallman, Daniel Zacharias
(1722-1782). Swedish. Clergyman. Pastor
at the Swedish legation in Madrid, dean
at Strängnäs. Linnaeusís
student in 1744-1746. Correspondent of
is well and he asks Linnaeus, when he writes to Hallman, to remind him of his friend Harmensen.


a. original holograph (LS, VI, 296-297). [1] [2] [3]