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Link: • Carl Linnaeus to Carl Christoffer Gjörwell, 9 November 1770 n.s.
Dated 1770 d. 9 Novembr.. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Stockholm (Sweden). Written in Swedish.


Linnaeus thanks Carl Christoffer GjörwellGjörwell, Carl Christoffer
(1731-1811). Swedish. Author,
publisher, royal librarian.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
for the pages sent [presumably the information about Jean Jacques RousseauRousseau, Jean-Jacques
(1712-1778). Swiss. Writer and
philosopher. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
, see below].

He continues by saying that, after many years, neither apologies nor eulogies affect him, but he admits that he is flattered by such a great man as Jean-Jacques Rousseau. [Jonas Jacob Björnståhl had informed Gjörwell in a letter from Paris, dated 1 September 1770, about Rousseauís admiration for Linnaeus; Björnståhl informs Linnaeus about that in a letter dated Paris, 30 November 1770Letter L1234, but it seems as if Gjörwell had already communicated this to Linnaeus]. Linnaeus prays to God that nemesis will not take revenge on him.

Nevertheless, Linnaeus asks Gjörwell to write to Jacob Jonas BjörnståhlBjörnståhl, Jacob Jonas
(1731-1779). Swedish.
Orientalist. Studied in Uppsala and
attended Linnaeusís lectures. Travelled
in Europe and Asia (1767-1779). Died in
Saloniki, Greece. Correspondent of
and ensure him that if Linnaeus did not die within the immediate future he would do what he could to show his gratitude for the affection shown by Björnståhl.

P.S. Linnaeus writes that he has seen from the newspapers that Björnståhl is no longer in Paris and knows that Gjörwell is in regular correspondence with him. Linnaeus does not know the new address and therefore asks Gjörwell to pass on an enclosed note when next he writes.


a. original (KB, Ep. G 10). [1] [2]


1. Bref och skrifvelser (1912), vol. I:6, p. 222-223   p.222  p.223.