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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L3921 • Carl Linnaeus to Carl Johan Gyllenborg, 16 June 1767 n.s.
Dated 1767 d. 16 junii.. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to (). Written in Swedish.

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus has been unwell and has still not fully recovered. He reminds Carl Johan GyllenborgGyllenborg, Carl Johan
(1741-1811). Swedish. Count and lawyer,
president of the administrative court of
appeal. Linnaeusís student in 1748.
that they had corresponded on the subject of Anders Philip TidströmTidström, Anders Philip
(1723-1779). Swedish. Chemist and
metallurgist. Studied under Linnaeus.
University teacher of chemistry.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
and says that it hurt him to see that the sciences were declining. The mathematicians have decided to work for the appointment of Torbern BergmanBergman, Torbern (1735-1784).
Swedish. Professor of chemistry,
metallurgy and pharmacy at Uppsala.
Linnaeusís student. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
, who is a good person but no chemist.

It is a pity that this should occur under such a matchless 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.
].

Linnaeus then answers questions posed by Gyllenborg: The worm is a Gordius, well known but with a remarkable history; but make sure that it does not bite you.

The ape must be a Jacchus, but Linnaeus does not recognise the species from the description.

The snail is Trochus solaris, Herbarium AmboinenseRumpf, Georg Eberhard
Herbarium Amboinense, plurimas
conplectens arbores, fructices, herbas,
plantas terrestres & aquaticas, quae
in Amboina et adjacentibus reperiuntur
insulis [...] Omnia [...] Belgice
conscripsit G. E. Rumphius [...] Nunc
primum in lucem edidit, & in Latinum
sermonem vertit Joannes Burmannus [...]
qui varia adjecit synonyma, suasque
observationes
, I-VII (Amsterdam
1741-1755).
, I. 20 f. K.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (Private collection). [1] [2]

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1912), vol. I:6, p. 234   p.234.