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Link: • Pehr af Bjerkén to Carl Linnaeus, 1 August 1758 n.s.
Dated 1 Aug. 1758. Sent from London (Great Britain) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Swedish.


Pehr af BjerkénBjerkén, Pehr af
(1731-1774). Swedish. Pupil of
Linnaeus. City medical officer,
Stockholm. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
writes that John EllisEllis, John (1711-1776).
British. Merchant and naturalist, expert
on zoophytes. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
has shown him the flower [Gardenia florida] from the Cape, that Ellis mentioned in his letter to Linnaeus. af Bjerkén discusses the flower and says that it has a scent similar to that of the pineapple.

af Bjerkén also writes that Ellis has shown him the new animal [Lepas aurita L.], similar to that in concha anatifera [Lepas anatifera L.]. af Bjerkén writes that the animal has been examined and he describes it in detail. He tells Linnaeus that Ellis will send him a sample of the animalís eggs.

af Bjerkén tells Linneaus about the disagreement between Ellis and Philip MillerMiller, Philip (1691-1771).
British. Gardener of the Chelsea Physic
Garden. Corresponded with many
botanists. His rich herbarium was sold
to Joseph Banks. Correspondent of
concerning the plant Toxicodendron and forwards Richard WarnerísWarner, Richard
(1711/1713?-1775). British. Classicist
and botanist. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
request not to give his name to any plant. af Bjerkén, however, writes that he finds. Ellis very reasonable and that Ellis would like Linnaeus to let him know if there is anything about which they disagree.

af Bjerkén encloses a sample of a beautiful hydrozoa that he has received from Ellis.


a. (LS).


1. Bref och skrifvelser (1909), vol. I:3, p. 333-336   p.333  p.334  p.335  p.336.