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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L4057 • Carl Linnaeus to Kungliga Svenska Vetenskapsakademien and Pehr Wilhelm Wargentin, 8 March 1768 n.s.
Dated 8 mars 1768. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to ? (). Written in Swedish.

Min Herre.

jag har ingen ting att påminna wid D[octo]r Montins rön.

men jag har sielf i skånska resan warit med flit omhugsad, att anmärka hwilka wäxter trifwas i flygsanden, fast jag warit mer laggran, att ej uptaga några andra än dem jag såg trifwas i myckenhet uti sanden. [a][a] : MS1 [added in the left
margin:"Se på andra
bladet".
]

Hwad Diuret angår, så kunne figuren, som är citerad hos Catesby, afritas ty hon träffar till alla delar nogast utom färgen; men icke doger M[onsieu]r Buffons.

M[onsieu]r Buffon har ännu ej lärt mig rächna till 5, men jag wähl honom. Hälsa H[err] Arch[iater] Baeck och bed honom tro mig, så mycket som Buffon; åtminstone här, på ett nummer, mera.

förbl[ifwer]
Min Herres
ödmiuke tienare
Carl Linné

d[en] 8 Mart[ii] 1768
Upsala.

Linné har med uppmärksamhet anteknat wäxterna, som trifwas på flygsanden, uti sin skånska resa, nämbligen

Valeriana Locusta pag. 77 Leontodon Taraxacum 77
Phalaris arundinacea 341 Hieracium Pilosella 77
––– phleoides 77––– umbellatum 341
Phleum arenarium 109 Artemisia campestris 341.
Aira canescens 227Gnaphalium arenarium 109
––– praecox 236 Erigeron acre 341
Agrostis stolonifera 341 Anthemis arvensis 341
Festuca ovina 109 Achillea Millefolium 77
Galium verum341 Jasione montana 341
Androsace septentrion. 109 Viola canina 341, 77
Myosotis scorpioides 77 tricolor 341
Anchusa officinalis 78Carex arenaria 341
Echium vulgare 20 Betula alba 163
Pimpinella Saxifraga 78 –––Alnus 124, 110
Linum Radiola 227 Empetrum nigrum 77
Allium arenarium 227 Polytrichum vulgare 77
Dianthus arenarius. 109 Lichen nivalis 77
Scleranthus perennis 341 ––– islandicus 77
utom
Saxifraga tridaclylites 77 Arundo arenaria 336
Sedum acre 77 Elymus arenarius 336
Cerastium viscosum 77 med deras skilnad
––– semidecandr 77
Potentilla argentea 77
––– verna 77
Anemone pratensis 77
Thymus Serpyllum 109
Antirrhin. Linaria 341
Arabis thaliana 77
Geranium cicytaxium
Medicago falcata 124
Astragalus glycyphyllus 109
––– arenarius 108
Lotus corniculata 78
Trifolium arvense 341

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus writes to the Secretary of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences [Kungliga Svenska VetenskapsakademienKungliga Svenska Vetenskapsakademien,
Swedish. The Royal Swedish
Academy of Sciences, Stockholm. Founded
in 1739.
, i.e., Pehr WilhelmWargentinWargentin, Pehr Wilhelm
(1717-1783). Swedish. Astronomer and
statistician. Secretary of the Royal
Swedish Academy of Sciences since 1749.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
] that Lars MontinMontin, Lars (1723-1785).
Swedish. Physician and botanist. Studied
medicine in Uppsala under Linnaeus and
Nils Rosén von Rosenstein.
Provincial physician of the province of
Halland. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
has produced a treatise on plants found in drifting sand [Linnaeus refers to "Anmärkningar vif flyg-sandens cultiverande"Montin, Lars
"Anmärkningar vif flyg-sandens
cultiverande", KVAH (1768),
265-272-
]. Linnaeus finds no fault with it but mentions that he dwelt on the same subject in his Skånska resaLinnaeus, Carl Skånska
resa, på höga
öfwerhetens befallning
förrättad år 1749. Med
rön och anmärkningar uti
oeconomien, naturalier, antiquiteter,
seder, lefnadssätt
(Stockholm
1751). Soulsby no. 209.
.

When Linnaeus mentions “the animal”, he refers to a species of agouti and informs Wargentin that there is a perfect illustration of an agouti in CatesbyCatesby, Mark (1682-1749).
British. Naturalist and artist. Best
known for his illustrated work The
Natural history of Carolina, Florida and
the Bahama islands
(1736-1743).
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
, The Natural History of CarolinaCatesby, Mark The Natural
history of Carolina, Florida and the
Bahama Islands: containing the figures
of birds, beasts, fishes, serpents,
insects and plants: particularly the
forest-trees, shrubs, and other plants,
not hitherto described, or very
incorrectly figured by authors. Together
with their descriptions in English and
French. To which are added observations
on the air, soil, and wate: with remarks
upon agriculture, grain, pulse, roots,
&c. To the whole is prefixed a new
and correct map of the countries treated
of
, I-II (London 1731-1743).
, which could be depicted, but Jean-Louis Leclerc, comte de Buffon’sBuffon, Jean-Louis Leclerc, comte de
(1707-1788). French.
description is, however, all wrong.

Buffon has not yet learnt how to count to five! Linnaeus sends his regards to Abraham BäckBäck, Abraham (1713-1795).
Swedish. Physician, president of the
Collegium Medicum, Stockholm. Close
friend of Linnaeus. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
and hopes he will trust Linnaeus more than Buffon.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (KVA, Carl von Linnιs arkiv). [1] [2]

upEDITIONS

1. Svenska arbeten (1878), vol. 1, p. 393-395   p.393  p.394  p.395.
2. Bref och skrifvelser (1908), vol. I:2, p. 297-299   p.297  p.298  p.299.

upTEXTUAL NOTES

a.
MS1 [added in the left margin:"Se på andra bladet".]