Carl Magnus BlomBlom, Carl Magnus (1737-1815).
Swedish. Studied in Uppsala under
Linnaeus 1755-1763. Provincial physician
in Dalecarlia. Correspondent of
Linnaeus. writes to Linnaeus to tell him that he has found some insects that he had intended to send to Linnaeus, but he has not found a suitable box. Blom writes that he encloses a description of the insects that he thinks are rare and that he cannot find in the latest edition of Linnaeusís Fauna Svecica, 2nd editionLinnaeus, Carl Fauna Svecica
sistens animalia Sveciae regni:
quadrupedia, aves, amphibia, pisces,
insecta, vermes, distributa per classes
& ordines, genera & species. Cum
differentiis specierum, synonymis
autorum, nominibus incolarum, locis
insectorum, 2nd edition
1761). Soulsby no. 1153. . Blom writes that the Tenebrio is the most interesting one and he describes the insect. Blom writes that he is also enclosing a draft of a description from Altona Mercurius No. 49 of this year of two insects [fol. 56; in French: Bâtes rouges and La chique] that cause a lot of trouble for the local people at the island of Martinique.
Blom asks Linnaeus to inform him about his grant in the Faculty of Medicine [at the University of Uppsala]. Will he lose it for this term?
Blom writes that Lars Augustin MannerheimMannerheim, Lars Augustin
(1749-1835). Swedish. Baron, officer,
politician. is still the same so that Blom is not allowed to leave. Blom finds it hard not to be able to practise his botany.