Documentation

Letters

-Search for letters
-Search in texts

Manuscripts

Editions

Links

Contact

C18

Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L5960 • Carl Linnaeus to Johan Ernst Gunnerus, 20 January 1772 n.s.
Dated 1772 d 20 januarii. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to KÝbenhavn (Denmark). Written in Swedish.

upSUMMARY

Having received Johan Ernst GunnerusísGunnerus, Johan Ernst
(1718-1773). Norwegian. Bishop of
Trondheim. Together with Gerhard
Schøning and Peter Friederich
Suhm he founded in 1760 Det Kongelige
Norske Videnskabers Selskab [The Royal
Norwegian Society of Sciences and
Letters]. Author of Flora
Norvegica
(1766-1776). Correspondent
of Linnaeus.
letter about his arrival in Copenhagen, [Gunnerus to Linnaeus, 5 October 1771Letter L4564], Linnaeus shortly afterwards wrote an answer addressed to Copenhagen [Linnaeus to Gunnerus, 26 October 1771Letter L4551]. Linnaeus wonders whether Gunnerus has received it.

In his letter Linnaeus had asked two things. The one was that Gunnerus with his authority should speed up the publication of Peter ForsskålísForsskål, Peter
(1732-1763). Swedish. Naturalist and
explorer. Linnaeusís student, professor
in Denmark in 1759. Joined a Danish
expedition to Egypt and Arabia in 1761.
Died at Jerîm, Arabia.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
collections so that Linnaeus will see them in his time. [Carsten NiebuhrNiebuhr, Carsten (1733-1815).
Danish. Explorer of Arabia. In 1761 he
visited Egypt and the Arabian peninsula.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
published later in Copenhagen Forsskålís main works, Flora aegyptica-arabicaForsskål, Peter Flora
aegyptica-arabica sive descriptiones
plantarum, quas per Aegyptum inferiorem
et Arabiam felicem detexit, illustravit
Petrus Forskål
, ed. Carsten
Niebuhr (Copenhagen, 1775).
, Descriptiones animalium, avium, amphibiorum, piscium, insectorum, vermiumForsskål, Peter
Descriptiones animalium, avium,
amphibiorum, piscium, insectorum,
vermium [...] quae in itinere orientali
observavit Petrus Forskål post
mortem auctoris edidit Carsten Niebuhr
adjuncta est materia medica kahirina
atque tabula maris Rubri geographica

(Copenhagen, 1775).
and Icones rerum naturalium, quas in itinere Orientali depingi / curavit Petrus ForskålForsskål, Peter Icones
rerum naturalium, quas in itinere
Orientali depingi / curavit Petrus
Forskål ; post mortem auctoris ad
Regis mandatum aeri incisas edidit
Carsten Niebuhr
(Copenhagen, 1776).
].The other thing was that Gunnerus should recommend Johan Gerhard KönigKönig, Johan Gerhard
(1728-1785). Danish. Physician, born in
Polish Livonia. Private pupil of
Linnaeus in 1757. Visited Iceland. Went
to Tranquebar in India, to Thailand and
Ceylon. He died on his way to Tibet.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
in Tranquebar for a better salary, otherwise König will succumb to misery. Of all the collectors and observers that Linnaeus knows, König is the best. König would be a worthy member of the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters, Det Kongelige Norske Videnskabers SelskabDet Kongelige Norske Videnskabers
Selskab, The Royal Norwegian Society of
Sciences and Letters
Norwegian.
Founded in 1760 by Johan Ernst Gunnerus,
Gerhard Schøning Peter Friederich
Suhm as the Trondhiemske Selskab (the
Trondheim Society). It received Royal
affirmation of its statues in 1767 and
became the Kongelige Norske Videnskabers
Selskab (the Royal Norwegian Society of
Sciences and Letters). Its publications
are Det Trondhiemske Selskabs
Skrifter
, 1-3 (1761-1765) and Det
Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs
Skrifter
, 4-5 (1768-1774).
. He will be able to send many contributions to its ĒActaĒ [Linnaeus refers to the publications of Det Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs SkrifterDet Kongelige Norske Videnskabers
Selskab, The Royal Norwegian Society of
Sciences and Letters
Det
Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs
Skrifter
, 4-5 (1768-1774).
].

Peder Wilhelm EdingEding, Peder Wilhelm
(1746-1808). Danish. Student of
Linnaeus (private studies) in 1771.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
and Hans TislefTislef, Hans (1732-1788).
Danish. Botanist in Norway. Linnaeusís
student in 1771. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
have been in Uppsala for half a year. They have listened attentively to Linnaeusís lectures.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (Norges teknisk-naturvetenskapliga universitetsbiblioteket, Trondheim, Priv. arch. 277. Det Kongelige Norske Videnskabers Selskabs Arkiv ).

upEDITIONS

1. Biskop Gunnerus' virksomhed fornemmelig som botaniker (1903), vol. IV, p. 206 .
2. Brevveksling (1976), p. 139 .