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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L4893 • Mathias Benzelstierna to Carl Linnaeus, 23 September 1773 n.s.
Dated 23 Septemb. 1773. Sent from Stockholm (Sweden) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Swedish.

upSUMMARY

A few years ago Linnaeus had suggested that Mathias BenzelstiernaBenzelstierna, Mathias
(1713-1791). Swedish. Public official,
member of the Royal Swedish Academy of
Sciences. Linnaeus’s fellow student at
Lund. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
could use an Indian plant called Lyçium to grow on rock walls. He had also promised to supply Benzelstierna with a few plants and seeds as well. Benzelstierna now takes the liberty to remind Linnaeus of his promise. Benzelstierna’s sister [Eva Catharina BenzelstiernaBenzelstierna, Eva Catharina
(1722-1806). Swedish. Sister of Mathias
Benzelstiena.
] will execute the delivery to the estate when so requested by Linnaeus.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (LS, I, 508-509). [1] [2] [3]

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1909), vol. I:3, p. 111   p.111.