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Link: • Mikael Harmensen to Carl Linnaeus, 2 April 1763 n.s.
Dated le 2 avril 1763. 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.
wrote to Linnaeus on November 30th last year [Harmensen to Linnaeus, 30 November 1762Letter L3150]. He reassures Linnaeus of his gratitude and the attachment that will last as long as he lives. He hopes that he is allowed once again to remind Linnaeus of the favour from 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.
] that he has asked for. The reasons increase every day and his fatherís [Jean Christoffer HarmensenHarmensen, Jean Christoffer (d.
1765). Swedish?. Merchant, Bordeaux.
Father of Mikael Harmensen.
] old age puts pressure on him. He has not received a letter from Linnaeus with favourable news.

He would like to repeat his urgent requests that Linnaeus will continue to ask the King for the favour. Harmensen was near to losing his father recently. He knows that Linnaeus stands high in the King´s reputation.

Since there is a ship now for Stockholm, Harmensen seizes the opportunity to forward a barrel of wine for Linnaeus to Jean Henry Le FebureLe Febure, Jean Henry
(1708-1767). Swedish. Main agent of the
East India Company, director of the
Swedish Ironmasters´ Association,
industrialist and merchant, Stockholm.
as a sign of Harmensen´s attachment.


a. original holograph (LS, VI, 298-299). [1] [2] [3]