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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L4557 • Andreas Berlin to Carl Linnaeus, 20 October 1771 n.s.
Dated 20 Octob. 1771. Sent from London (Great Britain) to (). Written in Swedish.

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Andreas BerlinBerlin, Andreas (1746-1773).
Swedish. Botanist. Linnaeus’s student
1765-1766. Secretary of Joseph Banks
1770-1773. Died in Delos, Guinea.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
in England on a scholarship, has met Daniel SolanderSolander, Daniel (1733-1782).
Swedish. Naturalist, explorer. Student
in Uppsala under Linnaeus and Johan
Gottschalk Wallerius. Went to London in
1760. Curator of natural history
collections at the British Museum.
Botanist on Cook’s first voyage
1768-1771. Joseph Bank’s librarian.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
and Joseph BanksBanks, Joseph (1743-1820).
British. Naturalist, president of the
Royal Society. Together with Daniel
Solander he took part in Cook’s first
voyage. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
. Banks has employed him as an assistant on £80 Sterling a year.

When Banks and Solander were reaching England, Berlin was uncertain about he was going to do in the future.

Banks and Solander have just returned from a voyage and brought with them a large collection consisting of 1200 new Species of herbs, 100 Genera and a nice collection of Animals, Fishes, Insects and Shells. Berlin believes that they hoped Linnaeus himself would come to England to examine and name the pieces.

In March, Banks and Solander plan to go cruising between New Zealand and Terra del Fuego. Despite his failing health, Berlin will probably go with them.

Berlin has sent a letter to Linnaeus at Easter [this letter has not come down to us] where he wanted to know if and which seeds Linnaeus wished for the Uppsala University Botanical Garden. Berlin does not know whether the seeds, he sent last summer by sea have reached Linnaeus. Berlin mentions that Henrik GahnGahn, Henrik (1747-1816).
Swedish. Physician. Linnaeus’s student.
Founder of the Swedish Society of
Medical Sciences in 1807. Correspondent
of Linnaeus. Son of hans Jacob Gahn and
brother of Hans Jacob Gahn the Younger.
, has been in London a short time and is fairly good in the French language. Solander has made both Berlin and Gahn wellknown.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. (LS, I, 540-541). [1] [2] [3]

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1909), vol. I:3, p. 161-163   p.161  p.162  p.163.