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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L3161 • Carl Linnaeus to Daniel Tilas, 12 November 1762 n.s.
Dated 1762 d. 12 Novemb.. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Stockholm (Sweden). Written in Swedish.

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Linnaeus has received Daniel TilasísTilas, Daniel (1712-1772).
Swedish. Nobleman. Mineralogist,
official heraldist, genealogist.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
comments about the suggested coat of arms for Linnaeus. He will not discuss anything but only ask Tilas to make his report mild and gracious. Linnaeus will be eternally grateful to Tilas for this service.

Linnaeus is grateful that the flower will be included. However, he asks that the ostrich feathers be taken away.

The mantle is nicely draped.

Linnaeus asks to be permitted to have the escutcheon divided into three fields, which several others have. He knows that it is against the strict rules to have several colours, but he has often seen that anyhow.

Linnaeus asks to be spared to have both the cross and the rays and that one or other of them be placed in the middle of the small egg. Tilasís own coat of arms could be a model.

Linnaeus asks Tilas not to be too rigid and strict in this matter. If Tilas could favour Linnaeus in this issue, which is very important to Linnaeus, Linnaeus will be eternally grateful and be ready to do Tilas any service that could be requested in the future.

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a. original holograph (KB, Ep. T13). [1] [2] [3]