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Link: • Carl Linnaeus to Fredrik Sparre, 9 August 1770 n.s.
Dated 1770 d 9 Augusti. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Stockholm (Sweden). Written in Swedish.


Linnaeus thanks Fredrik SparreSparre, Fredrik (1731-1803).
Swedish. Count. Councillor. Nephew to
Carl Gustaf Tessin. Correspondent of
for the beautiful medal that Sparre has had struck with Carl Gustaf TessinísTessin, Carl Gustaf
(1695-1770). Swedish. Count, important
politician and patron of science and
art. He supported Swedish artists and
scientists and collected art, books and
natural history objects. He assisted
Linnaeusís career in many ways. Married
to Lovisa Ulrica Tessin. Uncle to
Fredrik Sparre. Correspondent of
portrait. It is really nice. It is good that Sparre has not forgotten this.

Linnaeus supposes that the Parliament [the Swedish Riksdag] will decide on a permanent monument to Tessin at its next meeting. Linnaeus thinks nobody could deserve this better than Tessin. He also asks if Anders Johan von HöpkenHöpken, Anders Johan von
(1712-1789). Swedish. Count and
statesman. One of the founders of the
Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.The
Chancellor of the Uppsala University
1760-1764. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
can make the speech in memory of Tessin impartial enough [Linnaeus refers to the forthcoming speech in memory, Äreminne öfver Carl Gustaf TessinHöpken, Anders Johan von
Äreminne öfver Carl Gustaf
Tessin, uprest uti et tal för
Kongl. Vetenskaps academien den 25
martii 1771
(Stockholm, 1771).

Linnaeus hopes he could look a little into Tessinís diary [Linnaeus refers to Tessinís diary in 29 volumes, of which some extracts only have been published: Tessin och TessinianaTessin, Carl Gustaf & Fredrik
Wilhelm von Ehrenheim
Tessin och
Tessiniana. Biographie med Anecdoter och
Reflexioner, samlade utur Grefve C. G.
Tessins Egenhändige
, ed. by F. W. von
Ehrenheim (Stockholm, 1819).
, Framledne riksrådet m.m. grefve Carl Gustaf Tessins dagbok:1757Tessin, Carl Gustaf & Gustaf
Adolph Montgomery
riksrådet m.m. grefve Carl Gustaf
Tessins dagbok:1757
, ed. by G. A.
Montgomery (Stockholm, 1824).
, Skrifter: af Karl Gustaf TessinTessin, Carl Gustaf & Gudmund
Skrifter: af Karl Gustaf
Tessin efter författarens på
Åkerö befintliga
, ed. by G. Frunck,
Skrifter utgivna av Svenska
litteratursällskapet, 5 (Uppsala,
, Carl Gustaf Tessins dagbok 1748-1752Tessin, Carl Gustaf & Sigrid
Carl Gustaf Tessins
dagbok 1748-1752
, ed. by S.
Leijonhufvud (Stockholm, 1915).
] when he visits Sparre.

The Aloe has flowered in several places recently. It should not become higher than twenty ells, if it is perfect. It flowers late, should not be moved, and the box where it is planted must be taken indoors when cold nights approach, so that the flowers can produce their honey. In Portugal it is planted in hedges, and thousands flower each year. Twenty years ago, it flowered in Humlegården in Stockholm, and it has flowered in many places after that.


a. original holograph (RA, BŲrstorpssamlingen, Brev till Fredrik Sparre, E2958). [1] [2]