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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L3784 • Erik Fernow to Carl Linnaeus, 1 July 1767 n.s.
Dated 1 Julii 1767. Sent from Gunnarskog (Sweden) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Swedish.

upSUMMARY

Erik FernowFernow, Erik (1735-1791).
Swedish. Clergyman from the province of
Värmland. His local history
collection is preserved as the Archivum
Wermelandicum. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
apologises to Linnaeus for an error that was not of his making. On 14 March 1767Letter L3889, Fernow had sent with a clergyman named Jöns ClarströmClarström, Jöns
(1736-1812). Swedish. Clergyman.
the skulls and other remains of two kinds of eurasian lynxes, a “fox-lynx” and a “cat-lynx”, both fully grown. The intention was that Linnaeus would carefully examine them and identify the differences.

However, the said clergyman had stayed with his mother in east Värmland for some time and then changed his plans, travelling to Lund instead of Uppsala, and returning the package to Fernow, which had now arrived. Thus, Fernow apologises for not being able to keep his promise.

However, Fernow has been promised a “cat-lynx” both from Norway and from the area neighbouring the border so he hopes to be able to send Linnaeus a new parcel very soon.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. (LS, IV, 186-187). [1] [2] [3]

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1912), vol. I:6, p. 100   p.100.