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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L3578 • Clas Alströmer to Carl Linnaeus, 11 April 1765 n.s.
Dated 11 April 1765. Sent from Stockholm (Sweden) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Swedish.

upSUMMARY

Jonas Theodor FagraeusFagraeus, Jonas Theodor
(1729-1797). Swedish. Physician at
Alingsås. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
has gone through Clas Alströmer’sAlströmer, 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
shells and he has sent the undetermined ones to Linnaeus for classification.

Alströmer has lent Anders Philip TidströmTidström, Anders Philip
(1723-1779). Swedish. Chemist and
metallurgist. Studied under Linnaeus.
University teacher of chemistry.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
a sample of sulphur crystals. It is the only one he had and too beautiful to destroy.

He has also sent Linnaeus Anne Monson’sMonson, Anne (1727-1776).
British. Amateur botanist, wife of
Colonel George Monson, and disciple of
James Lee. Travelled to Calcutta, where
she died. On the way to India she stayed
in the Cape of Good Hope, where she met
with Carl Peter Thunberg.
list. All herbs and trees marked with a “p” can be bought from Nurserymen [probably James LeeLee, James (1715-1795).
British. Market gardener, Hammersmith
(London). Correspondent of Linnaeus.
].

Tidström has told Alströmer that Johan Gottschalk Wallerius Wallerius, Johan Gottschalk
(1709-1785). Swedish. Professor of
chemistry at Uppsala.
has devised a technique to melt Platina with Hepar calcis and Arsenicum fixatum [Alströmer refers to the ”Försök med platina del pinto” Wallerius, Johan Gottschalk
”Försök med platina del
pinto”, KVAH (1765).
]. Alströmer therefore gave him some for further experiments.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. (LS, I, 109-110). [1] [2] [3]

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1909), vol. I:3, p. 76-77   p.76  p.77.