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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L5133 • 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.

upSUMMARY

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.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (LS, III, 401-402). [1] [2]