Linnaeus begins in remarkable eloquence with expressing his deep gratitude to Clas AlströmerAlströmer, Clas
(1736-1794). Swedish. Baron,
industrialist. Sent plants and specimens
to Linnaeus from his travels abroad.
Bought Linnaeus’s “little herbarium”,
now in the Natural History Museum in
Stockholm. Son of Jonas Alströmer,
brother of August, Johan and Patrick
Alströmer. Correspondent of
Linnaeus for his beautiful speech [Tal, om den fin-ulliga får-afvelnAlströmer, Clas Tal, om
den fin-ulliga får-afveln,
hållet för kongl. vetenskaps
academien vid praesidii nedläggande
den 25 april 1770 (Stockholm,
Linnaeus again remarks on Johann Gottlieb Gleditsch’sGleditsch, Johann Gottlieb
(1714-1786). German. Botanist and
sylviculturist in Berlin, disciple of
Anton Wilhelm Platz and Johann Ernst
Hebenstreit, supervisor of Caspar Bose’s
garden 1731-1735, professor at the
Collegium Medico-Chirurgicum in 1746.
Correspondent of Linnaeus. postulate that spawn mixed with soft roe will result in fecundation. He has to try it before he can believe it. Perhaps the female already was partly fertilised before the spawn was pressed out of her. Linnaeus cannot believe in fecundation after the ovum has lost contact with the nerve.