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Link: • Frederick Calvert, 6th Lord of Baltimore to Carl Linnaeus, 25 January 1770 n.s.
Dated 25 Januarii 1770.. Sent from Augsburg (Germany) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Latin.


In the entire world, there are few like Linnaeus. 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.
lives for his poetry since human ignorance and malevolence make him sick.

Baltimore sends a few corrections to his poetical work [Baltimore refers to his forthcoming, Gaudia poeticaBaltimore, Frederick Calvert, 6th
Lord of
Gaudia poetica. Latina,
Anglica, et Gallica lingua composita,
Ao. 1769.
1770). Soulsby no. 2588.
] and some additional material, which he wants Linnaeus to see before it is sent to the printer.

If Linnaeus wants to become a member of the Royal Society in LondonRoyal Society, London,
British. The Royal Society was founded
in Oxford in 1645 and sanctioned as a
royal society in 1662.
, Baltimore will be glad to propose him to the society. He is sure Linnaeus will be accepted without delay.


a. original holograph (LS, I, 311-312). [1] [2] [3]