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Link: • Mikael Harmensen to Carl Linnaeus, 20 October 1764 n.s.
Dated e 20 octobre 1764. Sent from Bordeaux (France) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in French.


Some time ago 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.
received a letter from 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
who told him about the difficulties concerning Harmensenís request, and he asked for a detailed account of the circumstances on which he founded his request. Harmensen will not do that because he feels that he cannot ask Linnaeus and for more. He realizes sad at heart that he has not achieved anything. Being a foreigner seems to be an insurmountable obstacle.

Harmensen has asked Schild [presumably Johan SchildtSchildtJ, Johan (1704-1765).
Swedish. Stamp-master at the customs
warehouse in Stockholm.
] in Stockholm to forward a chest with the best plums. He would have added other fruits, but they had not been picked when the ship left, and he hopes to be able to make up for it next spring. He hopes that Linnaeus will continue to be his friend.


a. original holograph (LS, VI, 302-303). [1] [2] [3]