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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L4614 • Carl Linnaeus to Paul Dietrich Giseke, 4 January 1772 n.s.
Dated 1772. d. IV. Jan.. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Hamburg (Germany). Written in Latin.

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus was immensely pleased to receive Paul Dietrich GisekeísGiseke, Paul Dietrich
(1745-1796). German. Physician.
Professor of natural science in Hamburg
in 1771. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
last letter [Giseke to Linnaeus, 20 December 1771Letter L4586] in which he told Linnaeus that he had been appointed a professor at Hamburg. Linnaeusís wife [Sara Elisabet MoraeaMoraea, Sara Elisabet
(1716-1806). Swedish. Linnaeusís wife.
Daughter of Johan Moraeus and Elisabet
Hansdotter Moraea. Mother of Carl
Linnaeus the Younger and of Elisabeth
Christina, Louisa, Sara Christina and
Sophia Linnaea.
] and his daughters [Elisabeth Christina LinnaeaBergencrantz, Elisabeth Christina
(1743-1782). Swedish. Daughter of
Carl Linnaeus and Sara Elisabet Linnaea.
Sister of Carl Linnaeus the Younger and
of Louisa, Sara Christina and Sophia
Linnaea. Married to Carl Fredrik
Bergencrantz.Mother of Sara Elisabeth
Martin.
, Louisa LinnaeaLinnaea, Louisa (1749-1839).
Swedish. Daughter of Carl Linnaeus and
Sara Elisabet Linnaea. Sister of Carl
Linnaeus the Younger and of Elisabeth
Christina, Sara Christina and Sophia
Linnaea.
, Sara Christina LinnaeaLinnaea, Sara Christina
(1751-1835). Swedish. Daughter of Carl
Linnaeus and Sara Elisabet Linnaea.
Sister of Carl Linnaeus the Younger and
of Elisabeth Christina, Louisa and
Sophia Linnaea.
and Sophia LinnaeaLinnaea, Sophia (1757-1830).
Swedish. Daughter of Carl Linnaeus and
Sara Elisabet Linnaea. Sister of Carl
Linnaeus the Younger and of Elisabeth
Christina, Louisa and Sara Christina
Linnaea. Wife of Samuel Christoffer
Duse.
send their regards. The Danes [Martin Hendriksen VahlVahl, Martin Hendriksen
(1749-1804). Danish. Professor of
botany at Copenhagen. Linnaeusís student
1769-1774. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
, Peder Wilhelm EdingEding, Peder Wilhelm
(1746-1808). Danish. Student of
Linnaeus (private studies) in 1771.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
, Hans TislefTislef, Hans (1732-1788).
Danish. Botanist in Norway. Linnaeusís
student in 1771. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
] send their greetings; they are very pleased.

Linnaeus forwarded Gisekeís letter of introduction to Anders SparrmanSparrman, Anders (1748-1820).
Swedish. Naturalist, physician and
traveller. Disciple of Linnaeus. In 1765
he went on a voyage to China and in 1772
to the Cape of Good Hope, where he
served as a tutor. Later the same year,
Sparrman went on James Cook´s
second voyage as assistant naturalist to
Johann Reinhold Forster and his son
Johan Georg Adam Forster. After his
return to Sweden in 1776 he was
appointed keeper of the natural
historical collections of the Royal
Swedish Academy of Sciences in 1780. In
1787 he participated in an expedition to
West Africa. Practicing physician in
Stockholm. Author of several works, the
best known of which is his account of
his travels in South Africa and with
Cook. Son of Brita and Eric Sparrman.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
. Sparrmann has confirmed that he has received it [Sparrman to Linnaeus, 29 December 1771Letter L4589].

The Danes are still at Uppsala, since it is not possible to travel. Tislef is not well; he has a swollen knee.

Every day Linnaeus expects to see Adolph MurrayMurray, Adolph (1751-1803).
Swedish. Professor of anatomy and
surgery, Uppsala. Son of Andreas Murray
and brother of Johan Andreas Murray and
Gustaf Murray. Half-brother of Johann
Philipp Murray. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
at Uppsala. Murray is in Stockholm because his father [Andreas MurrayMurray, Andreas (1695-1771).
Swedish. Dean of the German
congregation, Stockholm. Father of
Adolph Murray, Gustaf Murray, Johan
Andreas Murray and Johann Philipp
Murray.
] has died.

Together with Linnaeus, the Danes accurately explore the collection of zoological specimens in Uppsala.

upEDITIONS

1. Collectio epistolarum (1792), p. 109-110 .