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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L4418 • Carl Linnaeus to Ulrik Scheffer, 17 October 1760 n.s.
Dated d 17 octobr 1760. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Paris (France). Written in Swedish.

Högwälborne H[err] Baron, Öfverst[e], Envoye
och Riddare.

Den bewågenhet Högwälborne H[err] Baronen täckts yttrat emot mig genom Brissons böck[er]s förskaffande ärkienner jag med all uptänkelig wördnad, och det så mycket mer som Högw[älborne] H[err] Baronen icke räknat det för beswär. Wexelen föllier till des betalande här innelyckt

Alla wåra Ambassadeurer wid utländska hof hafwa merendels skiänkt någon wäxt till Upsala Trägård; som skall skiönias då andra tomen af Upsala Trägård utkommer; om tid någon gång gifwes och Högwälb[orne] H[err] Baronen, som [---] lärda och curieuxa, en gång råkar dem, woro lätt att få några frön af en wäxt, att en gång lägga uti ett bref, då jag äfwen ibland mina nomina Horti fingo wörda den jag städse wördat. som förblifwer

Högwälborne H[err] Baronens, Öfwerstens
Envoyens Riddarens
Ödmiukaste tienare
Carl Linnaeus

Upsala d[ie] 17 octobr[is]
1760.

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus thanks Ulrik SchefferScheffer, Ulrik (1716-1799).
Swedish. Count, army officer, diplomat
and politician. Brother of Carl Fredrik
Scheffer. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
for having helped him to acquire Mathurin Jacques BrissonísBrisson, Mathurin Jacques
(1723-1806). French. Physicist and
geologist, professor in Paris.
work [Linnaeus refers to OrnithologiaBrisson, Mathurin Jacques
Ornithologia, sive synopsis methodica
sistens avium divisionem in ordines,
sectiones, genera, species, ipsarumque
varietates, etc. (Ornithologie, ou
Méthode contenant la division des
oiseaux en ordres, etc.)
6 vol. (
Paris 1760).
], which he has received [see Scheffer to Linnaeus, presumably in the Summer of 1760Letter L5326]. The remittance for the price of the work is enclosed in the letter.

Linnaeus mentions that he has in his garden many plants received from the Swedish ambassadors to foreign courts. This will be clear from the second part of the catalogue of the Uppsala garden [Linnaeus refers to the first part of the catalogue Hortus UpsaliensisLinnaeus, Carl Hortus
Upsaliensis, exhibens plantas exoticas,
Horto Upsaliensis academiae a sese
illatas, ab anno 1742, in annum 1748,
additis differentiis, synonymis,
habitationibus, hospitiis, rariorumque
descriptionibus, in gratiam studiose
juventutis
, I (Stockholm 1748).
Soulsby no. 424
, a second part was never published]. Linnaeus suggests that Scheffer could also send him some when he finds something interesting. It is very easy, as Scheffer can just put a few seeds in a letter. Then, Linnaeus will be able to list Scheffer among the benefactors of the garden, which he would be glad to do.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (RA, Diplomatica, Gallica, vol. 422). [1] [2]