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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L5962 • Alexander Monro II to Carl Linnaeus, 28 December 1772 n.s.
Dated December 28. 1772. Sent from Edinburgh (Great Britain) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in English.

Sir,

As Secretary to the Royal College of Physicians at Edinburgh, I have the honour to acquaint you, that, at their last meeting, you was unanimously chosen one of their Honorary Members, in testimony of which the College have herewith sent you a Diploma Signed and Sealed by their President.

I am
Sir
With the greatest Respect your most humble Servant
Alex[ande]r Monro

Edinburgh
Decemb[e]r 28. 1772.

A Mons[ieu]r
Mons[ieu]r C[arl] von Linné
Medicin et Professeur tout
celebre a Upsal
et
Suede

upSUMMARY

The Scottish physician and professor of anatomy at the university of Edinburgh, Alexander Monro IIMonro II, Alexander
(1733-1817). Scottish. Physician and
professor of anatomy at the university
of Edinburgh. Son of Alexander Monro I
(1698-1767), father of Alexander Monro
III (1773-1859). Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
, Secretary to the Royal College of Physicians of EdinburghRoyal College of Physicians of
Edinburgh ,
Scottish. Founded in
1681.
, has the honour to announce that, at the College’s last meeting, Linnaeus was unanimously elected an Honorary Member of the College. A diploma, signed and sealed by the the President of the College [John BoswellBoswell, John (1707-1780).
Scottish. Physician. Practiced in
Edinburgh. President of the Royal
College of Physicians of Edinburgh
1770-1772. Uncle to James Boswell.
], has been sent to Linnaeus.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. holograph (UUB, X 274 m).