Linnaeus thanks Frederick Calvert, 6th Lord of BaltimoreBaltimore, Frederick Calvert, 6th
Lord of (1731-1771). Irish. Peer.
Owner of the colony of Maryland. English
writer. Visited Linnaeus at Hammarby in
1769. Correspondent of Linnaeus. for his visit and for the golden gift [Linnaeus refers presumably to a golden snuff box presented to him by Lord Baltimore] that Lord Baltimore had made to him. He had not formerly met a rich man with so much wisdom. Linnaeus will remember Baltimore as long as he lives, and he will be glad to read what Lord Baltimore may consider worth sending to him [Linnaeus refers presumably to the poetic travel books, later published as Gaudia poeticaBaltimore, Frederick Calvert, 6th
Lord of Gaudia poetica. Latina,
Anglica, et Gallica lingua composita,
Ao. 1769. (Augsburg,
1770). Soulsby no. 2588. ].
a. contemporary copy (BL, Vol. LXII of Bishop Kennettīs Collections, Landsdowne Ms 996., 155v).