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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L3723 • Johan Peter Falck to Carl Linnaeus, 31 March 1766 n.s.
Dated 31 Mart. 1766. Sent from St Petersburg (Russia) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Swedish.

upSUMMARY

Some time ago Johan Peter FalckFalck, Johan Peter (1732-1774).
Swedish. Professor of botany and
curator of the botanical garden of St
Petersburg. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
had the honour to address a letter to Linnaeus [27 January 1766Letter L3695], which he hopes has arrived safely. In that letter Falck had humbly asked for seeds of plants that might flourish in the open. The more rare and tender plants are too hazardous to try as the gardener is a little too careless to rely on.

Falck hopes that the enclosed seeds from their common friend in Siberia will please Linnaeus. He stresses that the seeds are not from him.

The other seeds enclosed, from Statice speciosa, are rather old, although less than two years.

Falck has now got plenty of the woolly seeds and also some of its vegetative parts, and this more complete material is enclosed for Linnaeus as a complement to the previous delivery. He asks if it could be anything else but Anemone sylvestris. Apart from these samples nothing has arrived from his Commissioners. Perhaps they are reluctant because it is not part of their official duties.

Falck sends his most humble greetings to Linnaeusís wife [Sara Elisabet LinnaeaMoraea, Sara Elisabet
(1716-1806). Swedish. Linnaeusís wife.
Daughter of Johan Moraeus and Elisabet
Hansdotter Moraea. Mother of Carl
Linnaeus the Younger and of Elisabeth
Christina, Louisa, Sara Christina and
Sophia Linnaea.
], his most helpful benefactor, the young daughters [Elisabeth Christina LinnaeaLinnaea, Sara Christina
(1751-1835). Swedish. Daughter of Carl
Linnaeus and Sara Elisabet Linnaea.
Sister of Carl Linnaeus the Younger and
of Elisabeth Christina, Louisa and
Sophia Linnaea.
, Louisa LinnaeaLinnaea, Louisa (1749-1839).
Swedish. Daughter of Carl Linnaeus and
Sara Elisabet Linnaea. Sister of Carl
Linnaeus the Younger and of Elisabeth
Christina, Sara Christina and Sophia
Linnaea.
, Sara Christina LinnaeaLinnaea, Sara Christina
(1751-1835). Swedish. Daughter of Carl
Linnaeus and Sara Elisabet Linnaea.
Sister of Carl Linnaeus the Younger and
of Elisabeth Christina, Louisa and
Sophia Linnaea.
, Sophia LinnaeaLinnaea, Sophia (1757-1830).
Swedish. Daughter of Carl Linnaeus and
Sara Elisabet Linnaea. Sister of Carl
Linnaeus the Younger and of Elisabeth
Christina, Louisa and Sara Christina
Linnaea. Wife of Samuel Christoffer
Duse.
] and to Linnaeus.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. (LS, IV, 128-129). [1] [2] [3]

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1912), vol. I:6, p. 56   p.56.