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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L4411 • Carl Linnaeus to Alexander Garden, 4 September 1770 n.s.
Dated 1770. d. 4 Septembr.. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to (). Written in Latin.

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Linnaeus has not heard from Alexander GardenGarden, Alexander (1730-1791).
British/American. Doctor of medicine,
South Carolina. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
for a very long time, so he just asks about Gardenís health. He often thinks of Garden, and of how lucky Garden is to live in such a rich region.

Linnaeus is preparing his Mantissa [Linnaeus means his Mantissa plantarum altera, 2nd ed.Linnaeus, Carl Mantissa
plantarum altera
(1766), 2nd ed.
(Stockholm 1771). Soulsby no. 312.
], with much material from the Cape of Good Hope region.

Linnaeus has established a museum higher up on a slope, close to and behind his country estate.