Petter Jonas BergiusBergius, Petter Jonas
(1730-1790). Swedish. Physician and
botanist. Professor of natural history
and pharmacy at Collegium Medicum,
Stockholm. Linnaeusís student.
Correspondent of Linnaeus. presumes that Linnaeusís favourable attitude towards him, has not changed. His delight about that is great, but would be even greater if proper evidence were exposed. One way of clearly showing that would be to share with Bergius the great number of pickled herbs from the Cape of Good Hope and other places. Many of these herbs have already been given to Linnaeus, who now has two-fold, three-fold and perhaps even six-fold specimens. Bergius would later keep them in his herbarium as a remembrance of Linnaeusís benevolence. Bergius is also expecting herbs from other parts of the world, as soon as his Commissionaires have returned. Bergius could then donate a few that Linnaeus does not have in his collection. Bergius is expecting Linnaeusís answer.
a. contemporary copy (KVA, Bergius, X, 261).