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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L3489 • Carl Linnaeus to Johan Hartvig Ernst Bernstorff, 24 December 1764 n.s.
Dated 1764 d. 24 decembr.. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to (). Written in Latin.

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus thanks Johan Hartvig Ernst BernstorffBernstorff, Johan Hartvig Ernst
(1712-1772). Danish. Count. Minister of
foreign affairs. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
for having forwarded Peter ForsskålísForsskål, Peter
(1732-1763). Swedish. Naturalist and
explorer. Linnaeusís student, professor
in Denmark in 1759. Joined a Danish
expedition to Egypt and Arabia in 1761.
Died at Jerîm, Arabia.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
letter on Opobalsamum, which had been sent from Arabia [Forsskål to Linnaeus, 9 June 1763Letter L3267].

Linnaeus reports on his own activities by sending Bernstorff a copy of a recently discussed dissertation that he had written on that species [Linnaeus refers to the Opobalsamum declaratum in dissertatione medicaLinnaeus, Carl Opobalsamum
declaratum in dissertatione medica

diss., resp. W. Le Moine (Uppsala
[1764]). Soulsby no. 2277.
], stimulated by Forsskålís letter.

Linnaeus offers his services to Bernstorff, if there are notes written in a numerical cipher in the material received from Arabia. Linnaeus thinks that he is the only person alive who can read it.

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1916), vol. II:1, p. 278   p.278.