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Link: • Carl Linnaeus to Carl Fredrik Mennander, 24 January 1770 n.s.
Dated 1770 d. 24. Januarii.. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to ? (). Written in Swedish.


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 tell him that he has sent his biography to Abraham BäckBäck, Abraham (1713-1795).
Swedish. Physician, president of the
Collegium Medicum, Stockholm. Close
friend of Linnaeus. Correspondent of
, and if Bäck has not delivered the document it can be collected at Bäck’s home at Styckgiutaregården. [Linnaeus refers to the work about himself, later published by Richard PulteneyPulteney, Richard British. in A general view of the writings of LinnaeusPulteney, 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.

Linnaeus writes that the biography was written over a long period of time and that Mennander is free to alter the disposition. Linnaeus writes that as all his contemporaries are dying Mennander is obliging him in the utmost by helping with the biography.

Linnaeus writes that is so cold that he has been unable to leave his house. He writes that he stays at Hammarby during the holidays and asks Mennander which way he is travelling to Finland.


a. (LS, IX, 310). [1] [2]


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