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Link: • Frederick Calvert, 6th Lord of Baltimore to Carl Linnaeus, 17 June 1769 n.s.
Dated 17mo Junii 1769. Sent from Stockholm (Sweden) to (). Written in Latin.

Vir Sapientissime,

Si omnes, sicut ego, cogitarent, non solummodo capsolas aureas, sed maximos honores et emolumenta pro te darent. Felix qui te audit, et est ter felix patria, qui te possidet. Res abditas, quas ex timore caeci malignitatis humani non scripsisti, plus certe valent quam Thesauros scientiarum vestros, quos summa consideratione perlegero, et te inter celeberrimos Philosophos in aethere Locabo.

F[redericus] Baltimore.

Holmia 17mo. Junii 1769.


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.
had heard a demonstration by Linnaeus, and he writes a note of gratitude.

Baltimore says that he was very happy to hear Linnaeus but that Sweden is three times happier to have Linnaeus among its citizens. Baltimore will consider Linnaeus to be one of the most famous scholars in the universe.


a. original holograph (LS, I, 299-300). b. contemporary copy (BL, Vol. LXII of Bishop Kennettīs Collections, Landsdowne Ms 996., 155). [1] [2] [1] [2] [3]


1. Gaudia poetica (1777), p. XXXV .
2. A journey in the year 1793 (1795), p. 353-354 .
3. Bref och skrifvelser (1916), vol. II:1, p. 143   p.143.