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Link: • Jonas Theodor Fagraeus to Carl Linnaeus, 1763 n.s.
Dated . Sent from () to (). Written in Swedish.


Jonas Theodor FagraeusFagraeus, Jonas Theodor
(1729-1797). Swedish. Physician at
Alingsås. Correspondent of
thanks Linnaeus for a letter [this letter has not come down to us] expressing that he feels honoured at being granted such confidence from such an important person.

Linnaeus has recommended Fagraeus to accept a posting in St Petersburg and Fagraeus can hardly find words enough to express his gratitude.

The Alströmer family had not expressed any thing against Fagraeus moving to a more favourable position.

Hedvig Elisabet Alströmer’sAlströmer, Hedvig Elisabet
(1716-1806). Swedish. Wife of Jonas
sends her greetings, as well as Johan AlströmerAlströmer, Johan
(1742-1786). Swedish. Director. Son of
Jonas Alströmer, brother of August,
Clas and Patrick Alströmer.
. Patrick AlströmerAlströmer, Patrick
(1733-1804). Swedish. Baron and
industrialist, Alingsås. Director
of the Swedish East India Company. Son
of Jonas Alströmer, brother of
August, Clas and Johan Alströmer.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
went to Stockholm a week ago, but will soon return. No one other than Hedvig Elisabet Alströmer and Fagraeus’s wife [Sara FagraeusFagraeus, Sara (1733-1778).
Swedish. Wife of Johan Theodor Fagraeus.
] know that Linnaeus has shown such kindness towards Fagraeus. During the spring nothing from Clas AlströmerAlströmer, Clas
(1736-1794). Swedish. Baron,
industrialist. Sent plants and specimens
to Linnaeus from his travels abroad.
Bought Linnaeus’s “little herbarium”,
now in the Natural History Museum in
Stockholm. Son of Jonas Alströmer,
brother of August, Johan and Patrick
Alströmer. Correspondent of
has arrived. As soon as a letter (from him) has been sent to Gothenburg Fagraeus will arrange its delivery to Uppsala. In his last letter to Fagraeus, Clas Alströmer had mentioned his planned trip to England. Fagraeus says that in past years he has studied the cryptogams. He can’t think of Russia without affects. Fagraeus sends his greetings to Linnaeus’s wife, Sara Elisabet LinnaeaMoraea, Sara Elisabet
(1716-1806). Swedish. Linnaeus’s wife.
Daughter of Johan Moraeus and Elisabet
Hansdotter Moraea. Mother of Carl
Linnaeus the Younger and of Elisabeth
Christina, Louisa, Sara Christina and
Sophia Linnaea.
, to his son Carl Linnaeus the YoungerLinnaeus the Younger, Carl
(1741-1783). Swedish. Botanist. Son of
Carl Linnaeus and Sara Elisabet Linnaea.
Brother of Elisabeth Christina, Louisa,
Sara Christina and Sophia Linnaea.
Attended his father’s lectures, had
private tutors (Löfling, Rolander,
Solander and Falk, all Linnaeus’s
students). Demonstrator of botany at
Uppsala. Succeeded his
and to the rest of the family.



a. (LS, IV, 95-96). [1] [2] [3]


1. Bref och skrifvelser (1912), vol. I:6, p. 26-28   p.26  p.27  p.28.