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Anders Sparrman to Carl Linnaeus the Younger,
15 February 1778 n.s.Dated .
Sent from ? () to Uppsala (Sweden).
Written in Swedish.
L6100. Anders SparrmanAnders Sparrman (1748-1820). Swedish.
Naturalist, physician and traveller. Disciple of
Linnaeus. In 1765 he went on a voyage to China and
in 1772 to the Cape of Good Hope, where he served
as a tutor. Later the same year, Sparrman went on
James Cook´s second voyage as assistant
naturalist to Johann Reinhold Forster and his son
Johan Georg Adam Forster. After his return to
Sweden in 1776 he was appointed keeper of the
natural historical collections of the Royal
Swedish Academy of Sciences in 1780. In 1787 he
participated in an expedition to West Africa.
Practicing physician in Stockholm. Author of
several works, the best known of which is his
account of his travels in South Africa and with
Cook. Son of Brita and Eric Sparrman.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
to Carl Linnaeus the YoungerCarl Linnaeus the Younger (1741-1783).
Swedish. Botanist. Son of Carl Linnaeus and Sara
Elisabet Linnaea. Brother of Elisabeth Christina,
Louisa, Sara Christina and Sophia Linnaea.
Attended his fatherís lectures, had private tutors
(Löfling, Rolander, Solander and Falk, all
Linnaeusís students). Demonstrator of botany at
Uppsala. Succeeded his father.
, 15 February 1778 n.s.
Not yet available
a. original holograph (LS, XIV, 270).