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Link: • Ernst Albrecht von Bertouch to Carl Linnaeus, 3 June 1776 n.s.
Dated 3 Junij 1776. Sent from Stockholm (Sweden) to (). Written in Swedish.


Ernst Albrecht von BertouchBertouch, Ernst Albrecht von
(1745-1815). Danish. Genealogist,
secretary at the Danish embassy in
Stockholm. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
has undertaken to help the sons of two Danish noblemen, Johan Chilian Just vonBerger, Johan Chilian Just von
(1723-1791). German/Danish.
Physician-in-ordinary, Copenhagen.
and Christian HorrebowHorrebow, Christian
(1718-1776). Danish. Professor of
astronomy, Danish cabinet minister,
Copenhagen. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
, who have been sent to Stockholm in order to study in Uppsala and Stockholm, and to see Linnaeus and other scholars and hear their lectures. These young men have already seen Pehr Wilhelm WargentinWargentin, Pehr Wilhelm
(1717-1783). Swedish. Astronomer and
statistician. Secretary of the Royal
Swedish Academy of Sciences since 1749.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
, Olof af AcrelAcrel, Olof af (1717-1806).
Swedish. Surgeon, professor at the
Serafimer-hospital in Stockholm. Uncle
of Johan Gustaf Acrel.
and Johan Carl WilckeWilcke, Johan Carl (1732-1796).
Swedish. Physicist. In 1759
"Thamian lecturer" of
experimental physics at the Royal
Swedish Academy of Sciences, of which he
was the secretary from 1784. Son of
Samuel Gustaf Wilcke. Correspondent of
in Stockholm.

Now that they are about to go to Uppsala, Bertouch wants to introduce them to Linnaeus.

Bertouch hopes that Linnaeus will receive them in the friendly way he normally receives foreign guests. Bertouch adds that the young von Berger has with him a copy of Icones rerum naturalium, quas in itinere Orientali depingi / curavit Petrus ForskålForsskål, Peter Icones
rerum naturalium, quas in itinere
Orientali depingi / curavit Petrus
Forskål ; post mortem auctoris ad
Regis mandatum aeri incisas edidit
Carsten Niebuhr
(Copenhagen, 1776).
, printed after drawings made by Peter ForsskålForsskål, Peter
(1732-1763). Swedish. Naturalist and
explorer. Linnaeusís student, professor
in Denmark in 1759. Joined a Danish
expedition to Egypt and Arabia in 1761.
Died at Jerîm, Arabia.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
and published by Carsten NiebuhrNiebuhr, Carsten (1733-1815).
Danish. Explorer of Arabia. In 1761 he
visited Egypt and the Arabian peninsula.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
, who undoubtedly enclosed a letter of recommendation [Niebuhr to Linnaeus, 27 May 1776Letter L5218] for von Berger to communicate to Linnaeus.


a. (LS, I, 560-561). [1] [2] [3]


1. Bref och skrifvelser (1916), vol. II:1, p. 283-284   p.283  p.284.