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Link: • Mikael Harmensen to Carl Linnaeus, 30 September 1758 n.s.
Dated . Sent from Bordeaux (France) to (). Written in French.


Mikael HarmensenHarmensen, Mikael (1771-1793).
Swedish. Swedish general consul in
Bordeaux, 1751. Ennobled in Sweden 1773.
Married to Sofie Dorolee von Robais.
Son of Jean Christoffer Harmensen.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
hopes that his letter dated 2 September [Harmensen to Linnaeus, 2 September 1758Letter L2421] has arrived and that Linnaeus will continue to show kindness to him. Harmensen has not been able to begin sending any minerals for the Queen´s [Lovisa UlrikaLovisa Ulrika, (1720-1782).
Swedish. Queen of Sweden 1751-1771.
Married to Adolf Fredrik. Mother of
Gustav III. Sister of Fredric II of
Prussia. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
] cabinet although there was a ship available. He does not have anything else worth sending either for the moment. He has taken the liberty of sending, with captain Holm´s ship, two barrels with pears of excellent quality from his country, addressed to Jean Henry Le FebureLe Febure, Jean Henry
(1708-1767). Swedish. Main agent of the
East India Company, director of the
Swedish Ironmasters´ Association,
industrialist and merchant, Stockholm.
and Bernhard BurmeisterBurmeister, Bernhard Swedish.
Merchant, Stockholm.
[or Jean H. Lefebure & BurmeisterJean H. Lefebure & Burmeister ,
Swedish. Merchant house,
Stockholm, at first run by Jean Henry Le
Febure. From the 1740s Bernhard
Burmeister seems to have been a partner,
and the firm went under the name Jean H.
Lefebure & Co. in 1750 and Jean H.
Lefebure & Burmeister in 1760.
] in Stockholm who will forward them to Linnaeus. He asks Linnaeus to give them to the Queen with excuses for the liberty Harmensen has taken.

Harmensen also sends, with the same ship, a barrel of wine. He hopes that it will be to Linnaeus´s taste and that he will enjoy it with his family.


a. original holograph (LS, VI, 286-287). [1] [2] [3]