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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L4271 • Frederick Calvert, 6th Lord of Baltimore to Carl Linnaeus, 20 October 1769 n.s.
Dated Vigesimo die Octobris. 1769. Sent from Dresden (Germany) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Latin.

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.
thanks Linnaeus for a letter [Linnaeus to Lord Baltimore, 15 August 1769Letter L6073] that he had been very pleased to receive. He sends another small work of a poetical nature [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.
].

Baltimore says that he is a poet by accident, not by nature, and he mentions Virgil as one of his masters. He gives a short outline of his development and training, with the tour of all Europe as a very important part. He has been very careful in his preparations and hopes he will produce something useful to mankind if he lives long enough.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (LS, I, 303-304). b. contemporary copy (BL, Vol. LXII of Bishop Kennettīs Collections, Landsdowne Ms 996., 157-157v). [1] [2] [1] [2] [3]

upEDITIONS

1. Gaudia poetica (1790), p. XXXVII-XXXVIII .