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Link: • Carl Linnaeus to Petter Jonas Bergius, 25 December 1770 n.s.
Dated 1770 d. 25 Decemb. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Stockholm (Sweden). Written in Swedish.


Linnaeus proffers his gratitude to Petter Jonas BergiusBergius, Petter Jonas
(1730-1790). Swedish. Physician and
botanist. Professor of natural history
and pharmacy at Collegium Medicum,
Stockholm. Linnaeus’s student.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
for the privilege to examine his Ericae. Linnaeus opened them and went through them for one hour with more suspensa manu than Bergius himself could ever have done. Bergius shall have them back by return of post.

Johann Georg Gmelin’sGmelin, Johann Georg
(1709-1755). German. Voyager, botanist
and chemist. At the initiative of
empress Anna of Russia he spent ten
years (1733-1743) exploring Siberia. In
1749 he became professor of botany and
chemistry at Tübingen. Together
with his nephew Samuel Gottlieb he wrote
Flora Sibirica (1747-1769).
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
book [Flora SibiricaGmelin, Johann Georg Flora
Sibirica, sive Historia plantarum
(St Petersburg 1747-1769).
] does not cost anything. Linnaeus wants to know if the Spanish philosopher’s [Antonio CapdevilaCapdevila, Antonio (1722-1777).
Spanish. Botanist, physician,
mathematician and professor at the
Royal Botanical Garden of Madrid.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
] Botanica is available in the Stockholm bookstores.

[On the back of the letter is a list of the plants sent by Bergius].


a. original holograph (KVA, Carl von Linnés arkiv). [1] [2] [3]


1. Bref och skrifvelser (1909), vol. I:3, p. 157   p.157.