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Link: • Carl Linnaeus to Petter Jonas Bergius, 21 September 1767 n.s.
Dated 1767 d. 21 Septembr.. Sent from Hammarby (Sweden) to Stockholm (Sweden). Written in Swedish.


Linnaeus expresses his gratitude for Petter Jonas Bergius’sBergius, Petter Jonas
(1730-1790). Swedish. Physician and
botanist. Professor of natural history
and pharmacy at Collegium Medicum,
Stockholm. Linnaeus’s student.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
beautiful book “de plantis africanis”[Descriptiones plantarum ex Capite bonae speiBergius, Petter Jonas
Descriptiones plantarum ex Capite
bonae spei, cum differentiis specificis,
nominibus trivialibus et synonymis
auctorum justis secundum systema sexuale
et autopsia concinnatae et sollicite
(Stockholm, 1767).
]. Linnaeus admits that such a collection of plants from the Cape of Good Hope is unusually rare and worthy of careful scrutiny. Among others, he himself wants to examine Nothria and Colpoon. He has seen the female Thamnochortus, but never the male flowers.

Having just returned to Uppsala [from Hammarby], Linnaeus has received Bergius’s pleasant letter [this letter has not come down to us]. As His Royal Higness [Gustav IIIGustav III, (1746-1792).
Swedish. Reigned 1771-1792. Son of King
Adolf Fredrik and Queen Lovisa Ulrika,
brother of Sofia Albertina and Karl
XIII. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
] at present is staying in Uppsala, Linnaeus and his colleagues have to be present at the meetings of the board of the University [Uppsala Universitets konsistoriumUppsala Universitets konsistorium,
Swedish. The Consistorium [Board]
of Uppsala University.
; the Crown Prince, who was the Chancellor visited meetings in early and late September 1767].


a. original holograph (KVA, Carl von Linnés arkiv). [1] [2] [3] [4]


1. Bref och skrifvelser (1909), vol. I:3, p. 147-148   p.147  p.148.