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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L3348 • Carl Linnaeus to Kungliga Svenska Vetenskapsakademien, [31 October 1763] n.s.
Dated Undated, but written in the end of October or early November 1763. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Stockholm (Sweden). Written in Swedish.

M[in] H[erre]

Tack för brefwet; hwad kostar des lösen; jag plägar ej wara noga om postp[en]g[a]r.

Observationen om Musco tyckes nu kunna passa till acterne.

Om Cimex wore wähl godt, där Auctor ej warit alt för widlöftig att berätta mycket litet.

Akens innehåller nogot godt; näml[igen] om Evonymus och några andra inländska wäxter.

Theet kunne ock hafwa rum; men får man rätta Thebusken att wäxa hos oss, sluppo man gå öfwer åen äfter watn. Emedlertid åstunda lantmän att wetta succedaneum.

C[arl] v[on] L[inné]

nu har jag fått se insecterne ifrån södra hemisphaerio, som aldrig tillförene warit sedde af oculatioribus.

Kongl[iga]
Wettenskaps Academien
Stockholm
frijbr[ef]

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus thanks the secretary at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences [Kungliga Svenska VetenskapsakademienKungliga Svenska Vetenskapsakademien,
Swedish. The Royal Swedish
Academy of Sciences, Stockholm. Founded
in 1739.
, Pehr Wilhelm WargentinWargentin, Pehr Wilhelm
(1717-1783). Swedish. Astronomer and
statistician. Secretary of the Royal
Swedish Academy of Sciences since 1749.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
] for a letter [this letter has not come down to us] and wishes to be informed about the costs for postage.

The observation on Musco could now be published [Linnaeus refers to Otto Frederik MüllerísMüller, Otto Frederik
(1730-1784). Danish. Zoologist.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
,"Beskrifning på en mycket liten mossa"Müller, Otto Frederik
"Beskrifning på en mycket
liten mossa", KVAH, 25
(1764).
].

The Cimex observation would be good, had not the author expanded too much to tell rather little [Linnaeus refers to Adolph ModéerísModéer, Adolph
(1739-1799). Swedish. Economist,
publisher, journalist, he showed great
interest in natural history.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
,"Några märkvärdigheter hos Insectet Cimex ovatus pallide griseus"Modéer, Adolph
"Några
märkvärdigheter hos Insectet
Cimex ovatus pallide griseus",
KVAH, 25 (1764), 41-47.
].

Franz Joachim von AkenísAken, Franz Joachim von
(1738-1798). Swedish. Apothecary.
Örebro
contribution contains something good on Envonymus and some other national plants.

The tea observation could also be accepted; but if the right kind of tea could be found for Swedish conditions much would be won. Farmers want to be informed about succedaneum.

P.S. Linnaeus has received insects from the southern hemisphere not previously known [presumably sent by Erik SkjöldebrandSkjöldebrand, Erik
(1722-1814). Swedish. Swedish consul in
Algier, head of the Swedish Board of
Trade. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
, see Linnaeus to the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, 7 January 1764Letter L3365 and to Abraham BäckBäck, Abraham (1713-1795).
Swedish. Physician, president of the
Collegium Medicum, Stockholm. Close
friend of Linnaeus. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
, 19 June 1764Letter L3415].

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (KVA). [1] [2]

upEDITIONS

1. Svenska arbeten (1878), vol. 1, p. 352-354   p.352  p.353  p.354.
2. Bref och skrifvelser (1908), vol. I:2, p. 262-263   p.262  p.263.