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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L4236 • Frederick Calvert, 6th Lord of Baltimore to Carl Linnaeus, 16 July 1769 n.s.
Dated die Sexesimo Julii 1769. Sent from St Petersburg (Russia) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Latin.

St Petersburg die Sexesimo Julii 1769.

Amicissime Linnaee,

Magnum plane gaudium littera a te rescripta Holmiae mihi praebuit. Cognosco alios melius quam me ipsum. Si aliquid boni in me invenisti, Benevolentissima tua anima et longissima sapientia minime mihi latuerunt. Accipe nunc versiculos inclusos et, si paululum placeant, dominationi vestro aliquid perfeci. Rogo veniam de imperfectione operum meorum in Itinere compositorum, quia primo momento tranquillitatis facile potuerunt corrigi. Summa cum respectu et veneratione aeterno maneo dominationis vestri Amicum obsequientissimum et Humilissimum Servum

F[redericus] Baltimore

Si aliquid pro tuo servitio accidit, possis consid[er]are litteras pro me ad dominum Finlay.

upSUMMARY

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.
sends Linnaeus a specimen of his reports on his journey in a poetical form [Baltimore refers to his forthcoming, Gaudia poeticaBaltimore, Frederick Calvert, 6th
Lord of
Gaudia poetica. Latina,
Anglica, et Gallica lingua composita,
Ao. 1769.
(Augsburg,
1770). Soulsby no. 2588.
] and asks Linnaeus to accept it as an expression of his gratitude and respect.

P.S. Baltimore asks Linnaeus to send a letter to Finlay [presumably Robert FinlayFinlay, Robert (1719-1785).
Irish. Merchant. Conducted the
trading-company Finlay & Jennings in
Stockhom together with John Jennings.
at the trading company Finlay & JenningsFinlay & Jennings,
Swedish. Trading company, Stockholm.
Conducted by Robert Finlay, Frans
Jennings and his son John Jennings.
in Stockholm; if Linnaeus sent such a letter to Finlay, it has not come down to us] and introduce Baltimore.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (LS, I, 301-302). b. contemporary copy (BL, Vol. LXII of Bishop Kennettīs Collections, Landsdowne Ms 996., 156). [1] [1] [2] [3]

upEDITIONS

1. Gaudia poetica (1790), p. XXXVI .