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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L3880 • Jens Finne Borchgrevink to Carl Linnaeus, 20 February 1767 n.s.
Dated 20de Febr. 1767. Sent from Rörås (Norway) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Norwegian.

upSUMMARY

Jens Finne BorchgrevinkBorchgrevink, Jens Finne
(1737-1819). Norwegian. Botanist and
clergyman. One of Linnaeus’s private
pupils. Assistant to Johan Ernst
Gunnerus. Son of Leonhard Christian
Borchgrevink. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
visited Linnaeus in Uppsala, and now he thanks Linnaeus for that time and for the friendly and pleasant way that Linnaeus had received him.

As recognition of his gratitude, Borchgrevink sends Linnaeus some money, namely 600 daler in copper.

Borchgrevink arrived in Röros, where he lives, on January 16, after having had to stay outdoors for two nights in the forests between Älvdalen and Röros. However, that had not hurt him. Borchgrevink sends regards from Johan Ernst GunnerusGunnerus, Johan Ernst
(1718-1773). Norwegian. Bishop of
Trondheim. Together with Gerhard
Schøning and Peter Friederich
Suhm he founded in 1760 Det Kongelige
Norske Videnskabers Selskab [The Royal
Norwegian Society of Sciences and
Letters]. Author of Flora
Norvegica
(1766-1776). Correspondent
of Linnaeus.
, from whom he has had a letter, and he will go to see Gunnerus as soon as possible. Borchgrevink sends his regards to Linnaeus’s wife Sara Elisabet MoraeaMoraea, Sara Elisabet
(1716-1806). Swedish. Linnaeus’s 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.
and daughters [presumablythe three youngest, 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 hopes to hear from Linnaeus with requests for services that he could perform for Linnaeus. He will be glad to fulfil them as well as he can.

P. S. Horses are just now very expensive in Norway.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. (LS, II, 117-118). [1] [2] [3]

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1916), vol. II:1, p. 318-319   p.318  p.319.