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Gustaf Johan Ehrensvärd to Carl Linnaeus,
12 August 1775 n.s.Dated 12 aug. 1775..
Sent from Ekolsund (Sweden) to Uppsala (Sweden).
Written in Swedish.
L5133. Gustaf Johan EhrensvärdGustaf Johan Ehrensvärd
(1746-1783). Swedish. Nobleman, author and
diplomat. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
to Carl LinnaeusCarl Linnaeus (1707-1778). Swedish. , 12 August 1775 n.s.
As Gustaf Johan EhrensvärdEhrensvärd, Gustaf Johan
(1746-1783). Swedish. Nobleman, author
and diplomat. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
does not know whether Linnaeus is staying in Uppsala or at his country estate [Hammarby], he writes an express letter to Linnaeus asking him to be present in his botanical garden [the Uppsala University Botanical GardenLinnéträdgården,
Swedish. The Uppsala University
Botanical Garden was founded by Olof
Rudbeck the Elder in 1655. ] the next day to meet His Majesty the King [Gustav IIIGustav III, (1746-1792).
Swedish. Reigned 1771-1792. Son of King
Adolf Fredrik and Queen Lovisa Ulrika,
brother of Sofia Albertina and Karl
XIII. Correspondent of Linnaeus. ]. Ehrensvärd also asks Linnaeus to keep this information as confidential as the King wants to come incognito to avoid any ceremony.
a. original holograph (LS, III, 401-402).