Linnaeus thanks Claes EkebladEkeblad, Claes (1708-1771).
Swedish. Count, councillor, chancellor
of Åbo University. Correspondent
of Linnaeus. for the letter sent from the farthest point in Siberia containing the rarest seeds [Ekeblad to Linnaeus, 18 April 1765Letter L3575], including seeds of Cimicifuga, Trollius asiaticus and Fumaria spectabilis; three plants that he had sought for unsuccessfully all his life. Fifteen years previously, Cimicifuga, reported to be excellent against lice, had cost Linnaeus as much as 18 dalers in silver only in postage expenses, allowing him to see a dried specimen placed between two wooden boards. Trollius asiaticus will certainly be of the greatest adornment in our gardens and Fumaria spectabilis is one of the most beautiful flowers.
a. original holograph (RA, Ekebladska samlingen, vol. E3562, fol. 141).