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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L3275 • Carl Linnaeus to Lars Salvius, 22 July 1763 n.s.
Dated . Sent from Hammarby (Sweden) to Stockholm (Sweden). Written in Swedish.

Edel och Högachtad H[err] Directeur

Det war gunstigt och beskedeligt att H[err] Directeur låter afläga mitt portrait noga; H[err] Ackerman afhämtade det idag.

Kiäre lått afrita i handen noga Linnaea, som står i Flora Svecica[a][a] : MS 1 [<Zeylanica>
Svecica
]
med figur, så att blommorne stå upp, och stielken hänger [illustration]

Lått oss nu för all ting achta att Genera fundamentet till fructificationen och all Botanique blifwer accurat tryckt. numret framman för hwart genus och namnet drages så när kanten som mögligt är.

Mycken tack för ducaterna nästa post skall komma utförlig beskrifning, ty jag får ej amanuensen hit på landet. vale.

C[arl] v[on] Linné

Directeuren
Edel och Högachtad
H[err] Lars Salvius
Stockholm

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus writes to Lars SalviusSalvius, Lars (1706-1773).
Swedish. Printer, bookseller, publisher.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
to thank him for having Linnaeus’s portrait printed and writes that Ackerman [Anders ÅkermanÅkerman, Anders
(1721-1778). Swedish. Graphic artist,
Uppsala. Made a portrait of Linnaeus, as
well as images of the works of Linnaeus
and other scientists.
] has fetched it today.

He asks Salvius to ensure that the twinflower Linnaeus holds in his hand is correctly painted and that the stem is hanging down [see drawing].

Linnaeus gives instructions about the layout of a botanical book [Linnaeus refers to Genera plantarum [...] editio sextaLinnaeus, Carl Genera
plantarum [...] editio sexta ab auctore
reformata et aucta
(Stockholm 1764).
Soulsby no. 305.
], where to place the number for each genus and that he wants the name [of the plant] to be placed so close to the edge of the page as possible.

He thanks Salvius for having sent the money and adds that a detailed description will be sent by the next post as he has no assistant staying in his country house.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (Göteborgs universitetsbibliotek, Dickson-Bukowskis samling no 551). [1] [2]

upTEXTUAL NOTES

a.
MS 1 [<Zeylanica> Svecica]