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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L0039 • Johannes Burman to Carl Linnaeus, 27 September 1735 n.s.
Dated 27 Septemb 1735. Sent from Amsterdam (Netherlands) to (). Written in Latin.

Doctissimo Carol[o] Linnaeo suo
S[alutem] D[icit]
Joannes Burmannus[1]

En opella tua,[2] mi Linnaei, quae forte jam desideraveris. Adii heri bibliopolam,[3] qui sub finem hujus hebdomadis exemplaria omnia operis tui parata habebit, conveni et cum eo ut altera septimana de altero tuo opere, Flora nempe Lapponica,[4] cum eo agam, tu interim, quantum possis id expedias, ut quando ad inpressionem se accingat, non retardetur, ego tum primam correctionem curabo, tu ultimam. Mittas et mihi pro subsequentibus tabulis plantas, sed si velis delinees et signes, quomodo locatas illas velis habere. Sculptorem enim locutus sum et quam primum et cito poteris, illas curabit. Novi hic nihil habeo. Optime omnes valemus, ut et puerpera cum primo nato. Tu etiam valeas et res tuas feliciter et prompte agas. Salve Dominum KliffortiumClifford, George (1685-1760).
Dutch. Banker and merchant in Amsterdam,
Linnaeus’s benefactor. Owner of
Hartecamp and its botanical garden
outside Haarlem. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
ut et ejus illustrem familiam.

Salveas a nobis omnibus et iterum valeas.

Dabam Amstelaed[ami] 27 Septemb[ris] 1735

[address] Myn Heer / De Hr Carolus Linnaeus, / Ten huyse van den WELEd Heer / Myn. Hr. et Mr. George Clifford / Op sijn WELEd Hofstede / De / Hartecamp / By / Bennebroek

upSUMMARY

Johannes Burman is sending Linnaeus’s Bibliotheca botanica and Fundamenta botanica, which Linnaeus has been waiting for. He yesterday paid a visit to the bookseller Salomon Schouten, who at the end of the week will have the copies of Linnaeus’s work ready. He has made an agreement with him concerning Linnaeus’s next work, the Flora Lapponica, and asks Linnaeus not to delay it when time comes to print. Burman will do the first proofreading. He asks Linnaeus to send him plants for the next tables and to delineate and mark their positions. He has talked to the engraver who will do the engravings as soon as Linnaeus is ready. Burman and his wife, with their new-born son, are well and they send their regards to Linnaeus and George Clifford and his family.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (LS, II, 342). [1] [2]

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1943), vol. II:2, p. 36-37   p.36  p.37.

upEXPLANATORY NOTES

1.
This is the first letter from the correspondence with Johannes Burman, which except from a break from April 1739 to December 1754, was to continue to 1773. – On Linnaeus’s relations with Burman and Nikolaas Laurens BurmanBurman, Nicolaas Laurens
(1734-1793). Dutch. Professor of
botany. Linnaeus’s pupil in Uppsala in
1760. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
, see Uggla, “Linné och Burmannerna”Uggla, Arvid Hjalmar
“Linné och Burmannerna”,
SLÅ 20 (1937), 128-144.
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