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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L4501 • Frederick Calvert, 6th Lord of Baltimore to Carl Linnaeus, 15 May 1771 n.s.
Dated Die 15. Mensis Maii 1771.. Sent from Venezia (Italia) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Latin.

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Frederick Calvert, 6th Lord of BaltimoreBaltimore, Frederick Calvert, 6th
Lord of
(1731-1771). Irish. Peer.
Owner of the colony of Maryland. English
writer. Visited Linnaeus at Hammarby in
1769. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
is eagerly waiting for Linnaeusís work [Lord Baltimore means, Mantissa plantarum altera 2nd ed.Linnaeus, Carl Mantissa
plantarum altera
(1766), 2nd ed.
(Stockholm 1771). Soulsby no. 312.
] and thanks Linnaeus for his concerns for his health.

Baltimore will send Linnaeus his recent work Coelestes et inferiBaltimore, Frederick Calvert, 6th
Lord of
Coelestes et inferi
[a poem, by F. Calvert] (Venice 1771).
. He adds a presentation: It is 1,500 lines, very carefully composed, and comparable to the works of Ariosto and Tasso.

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a. original holograph (LS, I, 321). [1] [2]