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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L4292 • Carl Linnaeus to Carl Fredrik Mennander, 19 November 1769 n.s.
Dated 1769 Novembr. 19.. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to ? (). Written in Swedish.

Högwördige H[err] Doctor och Biskop
Min oförändrade Ungdoms Broder.

Tack för min gunstige H[err] Broder så för brefwet, som gambla affectionen af oföränderlig wänskap.

Nog förstår jag att Herrarne denna tiden lära hafwa oändeligt arbete och wara trötte när de om aftnarne hemkomma.

jag kan ej lämna personalierne utan någon praefation, ty propria laus sordet, och sielfkiärligheten insmyger sig här och där; men jag ärnar mig sielf till stockholm i December, då jag skall upsöka Min H[err] Broder, ehwart hälst logementet är.

frön skall jag sända Prof[essor] Kalm, allenst han dem kan drifwa.

jag förblifwer
Min trognaste H[err] Broders
ödmiuke tienare
Carl Linné

Upsala 1769
Novemb[ris] 19.

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus writes to Carl Fredrik MennanderMennander, Carl Fredrik
(1712-1786). Swedish. Archbishop and
scientist. As bishop of Åbo he
promoted science. A new chair in
chemistry, a laboratory, a botanical
garden were founded at his initiative. A
close friend of Linnaeus. Husband of
Ulrica Mennander and Johanna Magdalena
Mennander. Father of Carl Fredric
Fredenheim. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
to thank him for his letter [this letter has not come down to us] and that he understands that Mennander is very busy.

Linnaeus writes that he cannot hand over his biographical data without an introduction since some self-praise might have crept in [Linnaeus refers to the work about himself, later published by Richard PulteneyPulteney, Richard British. in A general view of the writings of Linnaeus Pulteney, Richard A general
view of the writings of Linnaeus, [---],
2nd ed.; with corrections, considerable
additions, and memoirs of the author, by
William George Maton, [---], to which is
annexed the diary of Linnaeus, written
by himself, and now translated into
English [---]
(London 1805). Soulsby
no. 2516.
]. He intends to travel to Stockholm in December and will discuss the biography with Mennander then. Linnaeus writes that he will send seeds to Pehr KalmKalm, Pehr (1716-1779).
Swedish. Botanist and traveller,
professor of natural history at
Åbo. Disciple of Linnaeus.
Travelled in North America 1748-1751.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
, only he can make them grow.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (LS, IX, 307). [1] [2]

upEDITIONS

1. A general view of the writings of Linnaeus (1805), p. xiii .
2. Brev från och till C. F. Mennander (1939), vol. 3, p. 333-334 .