Linnaeus replies to a letter from Carl Johan GyllenborgGyllenborg, Carl Johan
(1741-1811). Swedish. Count and lawyer,
president of the administrative court of
appeal. Linnaeusís student in 1748. , stating that, as commanded by the King [Adolf FredrikAdolf Fredrik, (1710-1771).
Swedish. King of Sweden. Reigned
1751-1771. Married to Lovisa Ulrika.
Father of Gustav III. Chancellor of
Uppsala university 1747-1751.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
] through Gyllenborg, he will travel, health permitting, early next week or by Wednesday at the latest, being August 6th, to Drottningholm Palace to call upon the Queen [Lovisa Ulrika Lovisa Ulrika, (1720-1782).
Swedish. Queen of Sweden 1751-1771.
Married to Adolf Fredrik. Mother of
Gustav III. Sister of Fredric II of
Prussia. Correspondent of Linnaeus. ] in accordance with Her Majestyís command in connection with the arrangement of the Royal Cabinet [for natural history specimens].
a. original holograph (Private collection).