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Link: • John Hill to Carl Linnaeus, 22 December 1771 n.s.
Dated Lib. Dec. 22. 1771. Sent from London (Great Britain) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Latin.


John HillHill, John (1716-1775).
British. Pharmacist, physician and
supervisor of the botanical gardens at
Kew. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
thanks Linnaeus for a letter [this letter has not come down to us]. He states that he has been a great admirer of Linnaeus and that he has always been very eager to praise Linnaeus openly.

Hill really has written all the books he has published. Therefore, he asks Linnaeus to keep as gifts those that he wants to have together with some other treatises that he has finished. Linnaeus will receive these as soon as possible. Hill has talked with Gerhard Gustaf Adam NolckenNolcken, Gerhard Gustaf Adam
(1733-1812). Swedish. Swedish envoy in
London 1764-1793.
, the representative of the Swedish king, about how shipment should be arranged, and he has undertaken, as a service to Hill, to send this little gift to Linnaeus by the first ship bound for a port in Sweden.

P.S. In a postscript, Hill gives his address in London in French, while the rest of the letter is in Latin.


a. original holograph (LS, VII, 28-29). [1] [2] [3]


1. The Letters and Papers of Sir John Hill (1982), p. 171-172 .