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Link: • Friedrich Charles de Baër to Carl Linnaeus, 18 February 1763 n.s.
Dated XII Cal. Martii . Sent from Paris (France) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Latin.


Friedrich Charles BaërBaër, Friedrich Charles de
(1719-1797). French. Vicar at the
Swedish embassy in Paris. Professor of
theology, Strasbourg. Member of the
Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences,
Stockholm. Intermediary for Swedish
science in France. Correspondent of
is grateful for Linnaeus´s letter where he can see that his services have pleased Linnaeus. Considering Linnaeus´s great achievements, his writings revealing the Nature´s mysteries, his indefatigable studies on Natural history and Nature itself and his teaching of Mankind, he cannot be decorated by a title but he himself decorates everybody.

Baër hopes that count Florentinís [Louis, count of Saint Florentin and afterwards duke of La VrilliereLouis, count of Saint Florentin and
afterwards duke of La Vrilliere,

(1705-1777). French. Minister of the
Kingís household in 1749, a minister of
state in 1751.
], the Kings´s Secretary and protector of the academies, letter [the letter was dated 1 December 1762Letter L6051], forwarded by Baër eight days ago, has reached Linnaeus and he expects that Linnaeus will send a letter of thanks to the Secretary, Jean-Paul Grandjean de FouchyFouchy, Jean-Paul Grandjean de
(1707-1788). French. Astronomer.
Perpetual secretary at the
Académie royale des sciences,
Paris, in 1743.

P.S. Baër writes that the reknowned Bernard de JussieuJussieu, Bernard de
(1699-1777). French. Professor of
botany, brother of Antoine and Joseph de
Jussieu. Demonstrator at the Jardin des
plantes. Sébastien Vaillantís
successor. Uncle of Antoine Laurent de
Jussieu. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
holds Linnaeus in high esteem with affection and respect.


a. original holograph (LS, I, 277-278). [1] [2] [3]