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Link: • Johan Hartvig Ernst Bernstorff to Carl Linnaeus, 3 March 1770 n.s.
Dated III. m. Martii A.D. MDCCLXX. Sent from København (Denmark) to (). Written in Latin.


Johan Hartvig Ernst BernstorffBernstorff, Johan Hartvig Ernst
(1712-1772). Danish. Count. Minister of
foreign affairs. Correspondent of
thanks Linnaeus for the letter of 28 January 1770 [this letter has not come down to us] and testifies his great gratitude to Linnaeus for all the kindness and for the friendly comments that Linnaeus had shown towards Bernstorff’s efforts in the sciences.

Bernstorff considers it fair to answer Linnaeus’s questions and admonitions to hasten the publication of the material that had arrived from the unfortunate expedition to Egypt and Arabia [Bernstorff refers to the Danish expedition, where Peter ForsskålForsskål, Peter
(1732-1763). Swedish. Naturalist and
explorer. Linnaeus’s student, professor
in Denmark in 1759. Joined a Danish
expedition to Egypt and Arabia in 1761.
Died at Jerîm, Arabia.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
participated]. The first priority is to publish a report on the journey. However, the cutting of the plates has taken more time than expected, and the printing cannot start until the plates are done. As soon as the cutting is finished, Bernstorff will report to Linnaeus.

Bernstorff is eager to help Johan Gerhard KönigKönig, Johan Gerhard
(1728-1785). Danish. Physician, born in
Polish Livonia. Private pupil of
Linnaeus in 1757. Visited Iceland. Went
to Tranquebar in India, to Thailand and
Ceylon. He died on his way to Tibet.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
in Tranquebar, as much as he can, on Linnaeus’s recommendation.


a. (LS, I, 552-553). [1] [2] [3]


1. “Af Linnés brevvexling” (1871), p. 470-471   p.470  p.471.
2. Bref och skrifvelser (1916), vol. II:1, p. 280-281   p.280  p.281.