Together with the shells Clas AlströmerAlströmer, Clas
(1736-1794). Swedish. Baron,
industrialist. Sent plants and specimens
to Linnaeus from his travels abroad.
Bought Linnaeus’s “little herbarium”,
now in the Natural History Museum in
Stockholm. Son of Jonas Alströmer,
brother of August, Johan and Patrick
Alströmer. Correspondent of
Linnaeus has sent Linnaeus a Cedar cone from the Chelsea Physic Garden.
Alströmer suggests that Linnaeus should visit Anders Philip TidströmTidström, Anders Philip
(1723-1779). Swedish. Chemist and
metallurgist. Studied under Linnaeus.
University teacher of chemistry.
Correspondent of Linnaeus. to see the sulphur crystals.
Christian HolmHolm, Christian Swedish.
Consul, Sêté. , the Swedish Consul General in Montpellier, is visiting Alströmer and would like to have some of the moss that is most wholesome for the chest. He insists that the correct moss is Reindeer lichen, whereas Alströmer says it is Iceland lichen. He wants to supply Holm with both and asks Linnaeus about how to proceed.