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.