Carl Linnaeus to Carl Gustaf Ekeberg,
28 June 1771 n.s.
L4512. Carl LinnaeusCarl Linnaeus (1707-1778). Swedish.
to Carl Gustaf EkebergCarl Gustaf Ekeberg (1716-1784).
Linnaeus welcomes Carl Gustaf EkebergEkeberg, Carl Gustaf
Linnaeus complains that from von Palm’sPalm, von Swedish. Major. letter it was impossible to deduce what Palm had presented the Queen Dowager. For example, a bird, a fish, a shell, etc., require examination before they can be specified. Her Majesty, Lovisa UlrikaLovisa Ulrika, (1720-1782).
Linnaeus requests that, on his arrival in Uppsala, Ekeberg should send a messenger out to Linnaeus, whom Linnaeus will pay. Alternatively, Ekeberg could contact the gardener at the Uppsala University Botanical Garden and request that he should report to Linnaeus through one of the under-gardeners, whereupon Linnaeus would come into town immediately as he lives only 1 mile away from Uppsala in the parish of Danmark (Linnaeus means he is staying at his country-estate Hammarby).
Linnaeus regrets the passing away of C. Rijk TulbaghTulbagh, C. Rijk (1699-1771).
In concluding, Linnaeus says he longs for the day when his benefactor Ekeberg returns to Uppsala and Linnaeus can at last celebrate with him.