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Link: • Carl Linnaeus to Johan Rozir, 10 October 1743 n.s.
Dated . Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Stockholm (Sweden). Written in Swedish.


Linnaeus writes to Johan RozirRozir, Johan (1709-1789).
Swedish. Officer, politician, president
of the Svea Court of Appeal and the
Attorney General.
that the vote for the new professorship after Arvid ArrheniusArrhenius, Arvid (d. 1741).
Swedish. Professor of poetry, Uppsala.
will take place tomorrow. Carl Fredrik MennanderMennander, Carl Fredrik
(1712-1786). Swedish. Archbishop and
scientist. As bishop of Åbo he
promoted science. A new chair in
chemistry, a laboratory, a botanical
garden were founded at his initiative. A
close friend of Linnaeus. Husband of
Ulrica Mennander and Johanna Magdalena
Mennander. Father of Carl Fredric
Fredenheim. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
will get 10 or 11 votes, Lars HydrénHydrén, Lars
(1694-1789). Swedish. Professor of
poetry 1744 and of theology 1753,
Uppsala. Dean at the Uppsala cathedral
1764. Father of Anna Catharina Waldius
and father-in-law of Erik Waldius.
will most probably get 17 votes, Julin [Peter JulinskiöldJulinskiöld, Peter
(1709-1768). Swedish. Treasurer of
Uppsala University. 
] 18 and Olof Abraham BurmanBurman, Olof Abraham
(1709-1759). Swedish. Professor,
librarian at Uppsala. Clergyman at
7. This means that Mennander will be in third place. Please inform Mennander about this as it is positive information, but also inform him that Burman will most probably make an appeal against the result. The announcement will take time.

P.S. 1. Please take this note seriously, if not, hand it over only to a person recognizing the handwriting or directly to Mennander.


1. Brev från och till C. F. Mennander (1939), vol. 3, p. 316 .