Frederick Calvert, 6th Lord of Baltimore to Carl Linnaeus,
6 January 1770 n.s.
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Frederick Calvert, 6th Lord of BaltimoreBaltimore, Frederick Calvert, 6th
Baltimore thanks Linnaeus for his latest letter [Linnaeus to Lord Baltimore, 13 November Letter L4296], which had reached him when he was staying in Augsburg and was in bad health in both body and spirit, due to the death of a close relative.
Baltimore has just written the dedication of his poetical work, dedicated to Linnaeus [Baltimore refers to his forthcoming, Gaudia poeticaBaltimore, Frederick Calvert, 6th
Baltimore asks Linnaeus to overlook the defects in his poem, which he intends to publish in Latin for the learned world, in English for his compatriots and in French for everybody else.
The letter ends with Baltimore’s present address in Augsburg.
Baltimore’s dedication, prologue and about 100 lines of hexameter from the poem itself are supplied as attachments.
1. Gaudia poetica (1790), p. XXXIX-XL .