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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L4504 • Johan Jacob Ferber to Carl Linnaeus, 12 May 1771 n.s.
Dated 12 Maj 1771. Sent from København (Denmark) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Swedish.

upSUMMARY

Although he was short of time, Johan Jacob FerberFerber, Johan Jacob
(1743-1790). Swedish. Professor of
chemistry at Mitau, of mineralogy at St
Petersburg. Superintendent of the board
of mines, Berlin. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
would not be prevented from fulfilling his duty to Linnaeus and relating that he probably had found a way to make a journey abroad for a year in order to visit a number of factories in Germany and, further, that he would write a letter [1 September 1771Letter L4547] to Linnaeus from Prague in Böhmen, where he was travelling first with Ignaz von BornBorn, Ignaz von (1741-1791).
Austrian. Imperial counsellor of mines,
Vienna. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
.

In a postscript, Ferber mentions that he has already told Linnaeus about terra pozzolana from Karlscrona, and that he hoped to be able to send the so called ”spegelblenden” [probably various kinds of sulphide ores] from a fresh quarry in Böhmen.

[2004-07-11]

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. (LS, IV, 150-151). [1] [2] [3]

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1912), vol. I:6, p. 73   p.73.