On behalf of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences [Kungliga Svenska VetenskapsakademienKungliga Svenska Vetenskapsakademien,
Swedish. The Royal Swedish
Academy of Sciences, Stockholm. Founded
in 1739. ] Pehr WilhelmWargentinWargentin, Pehr Wilhelm
(1717-1783). Swedish. Astronomer and
statistician. Secretary of the Royal
Swedish Academy of Sciences since 1749.
Correspondent of Linnaeus. thanks Linnaeus for having reported Pieter Gabry’sGabry, Pieter (1715-1770).
Dutch. Amateur-astronomer, the Hague.
Published meteorological observations on
a yearly basis. observations to the Academy. The meteorological observations seem to have been made with due care, and they seem suitable as basis for various conclusions in general physics and medicine. The observations of the comet of 1748 [Wargentin refers to Gabry’s Observationes astronomicae de via cometae anni 1748Gabry, Pieter Observationes
astronomicae de via cometae anni 1748,
cum nominibus et magnitudine singularum
steallrum fixarum (The Hague, 1748). ] were especially valuable for the Academy, since the perpetual twilight in Sweden at the time of the year when the comet passed, had prohibited satisfactory observations of the comet in Sweden.
[The letter was forwarded to Joachim Fredrik PreisPreis, Joachim Fredrik
(1667-1759). Swedish. Count and
diplomat. He served for 57 years as
secretary at the Swedish legation in The
Hague. Correspondent of Linnaeus. as an attachment of the letter from Linnaeus to Preis, 9 May 1752Letter L1400, i.e. written a few days later].