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Link: • Carl Linnaeus to Kungliga Svenska Vetenskapsakademien and Pehr Wilhelm Wargentin, [15 February 1772] n.s.
Dated Undated, but written in February 1772. Sent from ? () to ? (). Written in Swedish.

Min Herre.

Mycken tack för acterne från London.

Äfwen all tacksäjelse för bokcatalogen. Där äro prächtiga wärk. De i natural historien har jag mäst sielf. N:o 3 in folio Histoire naturelle de la Caroline &c. har jag aldrig sedt. woro önskeligt att academien kiöpte den, äller Bibliothequet i Upsala, om den är som titulen wisar med figurer och beskrifningar uti naturalhistorien.

H[err] Profess[or] Bergii rön och beskrifning på Perdicium är solidt beskrefwit och meriterar sitt rum.

C[arl] Linné.


Linnaeus thanks Pehr WilhelmWargentinWargentin, Pehr Wilhelm
(1717-1783). Swedish. Astronomer and
statistician. Secretary of the Royal
Swedish Academy of Sciences since 1749.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
for the London Acta [Linnaeus refers to the Philosophical Transactions Philosophical Transactions
of the Royal Society of London

. He is also grateful for the book catalogue. It contains many excellent works. He has never seen volume 3 of ”Histoire naturelle de la Caroline” etc. [Linnaeus refers to Mark Catesby’s, The Natural history of CarolinaCatesby, Mark The Natural
history of Carolina, Florida and the
Bahama Islands: containing the figures
of birds, beasts, fishes, serpents,
insects and plants: particularly the
forest-trees, shrubs, and other plants,
not hitherto described, or very
incorrectly figured by authors. Together
with their descriptions in English and
French. To which are added observations
on the air, soil, and wate: with remarks
upon agriculture, grain, pulse, roots,
&c. To the whole is prefixed a new
and correct map of the countries treated
, I-II (London 1731-1743).
]. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences [Kungliga Svenska VetenskapsakademienKungliga Svenska Vetenskapsakademien,
Swedish. The Royal Swedish
Academy of Sciences, Stockholm. Founded
in 1739.
, or the library at Uppsala UniversityUppsala University, Swedish.
Uppsala University was founded in 1477.
should acquire it, if it is, as the title promises, full of illustrations and descriptions in the field of natural history.

Johan Peter Bergius’sBergius, Petter Jonas
(1730-1790). Swedish. Physician and
botanist. Professor of natural history
and pharmacy at Collegium Medicum,
Stockholm. Linnaeus’s student.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
results and descriptions of Perdicium are perfect and deserve publication. [It was published as, "Beskrifning och ritning på en rar Americansk växt, Perdicium laevigatum"Bergius, Petter Jonas
"Beskrifning och ritning på
en rar Americansk växt, Perdicium
laevigatum, upgifven af Peter Jonas
Bergius", 33 KVAH (1772),


a. Contemporary copy (KVA, Bergius, XVII, 226).


1. Bref och skrifvelser (1908), vol. I:2, p. 333   p.333.