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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L4176 • Johan Ernst Gunnerus to Carl Linnaeus, 18 January 1769 n.s.
Dated d. 18. Jan. 1769. Sent from Trondheim (Norway) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Danish.

upSUMMARY

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.
sends the fourth volume of the Norwegian ”Acta” [Gunnerus refers to the publications of The Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters, Det Kongelige Norske Videnskabers SelskabDet Kongelige Norske Videnskabers
Selskab, The Royal Norwegian Society of
Sciences and Letters
Norwegian.
Founded in 1760 by Johan Ernst Gunnerus,
Gerhard Schøning Peter Friederich
Suhm as the Trondhiemske Selskab (the
Trondheim Society). It received Royal
affirmation of its statues in 1767 and
became the Kongelige Norske Videnskabers
Selskab (the Royal Norwegian Society of
Sciences and Letters). Its publications
are Det Trondhiemske Selskabs
Skrifter
, 1-3 (1761-1765) and Det
Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs
Skrifter
, 4-5 (1768-1774).
, Det Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs SkrifterDet Kongelige Norske Videnskabers
Selskab, The Royal Norwegian Society of
Sciences and Letters
Det
Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs
Skrifter
, 4-5 (1768-1774).
] with Captain Johan Thomas HornemanHorneman, Johan Thomas
(1740-1825). Norwegian. Captain,
Trondheim.
, who travels together with Christian Ernst HeltzenHeltzen, Christian Ernst
(1745-1825). Norwegian. Mining
counsellor.
. Gunnerus also sends a lemming in distilled liquor made of campher. It was caught at Hammarfest in 1766. During his journey Gunnerus had the lemming with him alive for three months. 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.
, has told Gunnerus that Linnaeus enjoyed hearing that. Furthermore, there are two copies of a dissertation called Tractatio philosophico theologicaGunnerus, Johan Ernst
Tractatio philosophico-theologica de
fundamento potestatis legislatoriae
divinae genuino
(Copenhagen &
Leipzig, 1766).
in the parcel. The one is intended for Johan IhreIhre, Johan (1707-1780).
Swedish. Philologist. Professor of Latin
and later of eloquence and political
science at Uppsala.
. Gunnerus is sorry that he sent the ”Lodde” in such a poor shape. Since the courier was about to leave, Gunnerus had to take the fish out of the distilled liquor and just put it in the letter. Gunnerus has received a specimen of Tetrao hybridus from Peder HjortHjort, Peder (1716-1789).
Norwegian. Mining officer, later
director at the copper mine at
Røros.
at Rörås. In many respects it resembles the ”Rackelhane” in Acta Stockholmensia [Gunnerus means the transactions of the the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences [Kungliga Svenska VetenskapsakademienKungliga Svenska Vetenskapsakademien,
Swedish. The Royal Swedish
Academy of Sciences, Stockholm. Founded
in 1739.
and he refers to G. A. Rutenschiöld’sRutenschiöld, G. A.
Swedish. Judge of appeal.
, "Beskrifning uppå et slags skogsfogel"Rutenschiöld, G. A.
"Beskrifning uppå et slags
skogsfogel som af skyttar i
Småland och
Västergiötland kallas
Rackelhanar", KVAH, 5
(1744), 181-183.
]. Gunnerus is sure that it is a hybrid species of the male Tetraeo tetrix and the female Lagopus.

P.S. Scomber norvegicus, ”Laxe-Störje”, has no teeth.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. (LS, VI, 51-52). [1] [2] [3]

upEDITIONS

1. Biskop Gunnerus' virksomhed fornemmelig som botaniker (1909), vol. V, p. 47-48 .
2. Brevveksling (1976), p. 94 .