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Link: • Carl Linnaeus to Carl Fredrik Mennander, 9 April 1765 n.s.
Dated 1765 d. 9. Aprill. Sent from ? () to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Swedish.


Linnaeus writes to Carl Fredrik MennanderMennander, Carl Fredrik
(1712-1786). Swedish. Archbishop and
scientist. As bishop of Åbo he
promoted science. A new chair in
chemistry, a laboratory, a botanical
garden were founded at his initiative. A
close friend of Linnaeus. Husband of
Ulrica Mennander and Johanna Magdalena
Mennander. Father of Carl Fredric
Fredenheim. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
to tell him that he encloses a variety of seeds and that Pehr KalmKalm, Pehr (1716-1779).
Swedish. Botanist and traveller,
professor of natural history at
Åbo. Disciple of Linnaeus.
Travelled in North America 1748-1751.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
will recognise them when they start to grow. He will then have more than Linnaeus himself ever got from his correspondents. Linnaeus writes that now is the time for Mennander to collect the peacocks and tells Mennander how to keep and handle them. Not without irritation, he lets Mennander know that the birds have caused him a lot of trouble and also tells him that other people have shown interest in these birds. There is no chance that Linnaeus will get more if these are lost, because in he summer he is at the countryside [the Hammarby estate], and therefore cannot take care of them in town, as these peacocks are aves urbanae.


a. (LS, IX, 299-300). [1] [2] [3]


1. Brev från och till C. F. Mennander (1939), vol. 3, p. 331 .