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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L4682 • Carl Linnaeus to Gabriel Forsberg, 21 June 1772 n.s.
Dated 1772 d. 21 junii. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Jönköping (Sweden). Written in Swedish.

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus writes to Gabriel ForsbergForsberg, Gabriel (1722-1788).
Swedish. Merchant at
Jönköping. Carl Peter
Thunberg’s stepfather.
that the promotion in medicine took place in the presence of numerous visitors from Stockholm and the province. Carl Peter ThunbergThunberg, Carl Peter
(1743-1828). Swedish. Botanist,
physician, explorer. Professor of
medicine and botany at Uppsala. Studied
medicine under Linnaeus in Uppsala,
medicine and surgery in Paris, natural
history under Johannes Burman in
Amsterdam. Travelled in South Africa in
1772-1775, in Japan 1775-1776, Java and
Ceylon in 1777-1778. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
was promoted doctor at the same promotion.

Linnaeus paid the expenses for him.

Linnaeus acknowledges the reception of 600 dalers in the copper for these expenses.

Linnaeus had spoken with Gabriel RudaRuda, Gabriel (1759-1798).
Swedish. Treasurer at the Uppsala
University. Father-in-law of Carl Peter
Thunberg.
about whether he would pay in advance for the promotion but was given the reply that Ruda had no money.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (UUB, G300). [1] [2]

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1912), vol. I:6, p. 107-108   p.107  p.108.