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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L0041 • Gottfried Jacob Jaenisch to Carl Linnaeus, 8 September 1735 n.s.
Dated 8. Septemb. 1735. Sent from Hamburg (Germany) to Leiden (Netherlands). Written in Latin.

Clarissimo Experimentissimoque
CAROLO LINNAEO
Artis salutaris Doctori
S[alutem] P[lurimam] D[icit]
Godofredus Jacobus Jaenisch
Doctor Medicus.

Data iterum occasione has qualescunque ad Te exire jubeo, injustum fore existimans, si vel tantillam [a][a] : MS1 <ullam> occasionem occasionem mihi eripi sinerem, qua non monstrarem, quanti Te facio. Legi nuper admodum Tuas ad cl[arissimum] KohliumKohl, Johann Peter (1698-1778).
German. Professor of ecclesiastical
history at St Petersburg. Later author
and journalist in Hamburg. Correspondent
of Linnaeus.
, datas, et legi insigni cum voluptate tot in iis exarata momenta Physico-Medica, de quibus non potui non in sinu gaudere. Nos sane, qui vitam practicam, si Diis placet, degere, lectoque aegrotantium continuo adsidere cogimur, longissime absumus a conditione talium virorum, qui in otio litterario desudantes semper aliquid elaborant, ex quo ad omnes et singulos Fructus, ad ipsos vero Honor et Gloria redundat. Neque invidemus Heroïbus vel Antistitibus istis Litterariis tantam felicitatem, sed precamur vitam longiorem, sumtuum restitutionem largissimam, et ubivis Terrarum justos rerum censores: et hos, Fautor honoratissime, Te invenisse Lugduni Bat[avorum] vehementer gaudeo. Gratulor etiam de honoribus merito tuo dignissimis, quos Hardervici adeptus es: habemus sane in te Medicum eleganter doctum. Noli putare, me hoc auribus Tuis dare; Nosti hominem simulationis nescium, et qui talia ore proferre solitus est, qualia mente volvit. Quid facit KramerusKramer, Johann Andreas
(1710-1777). German. Chemist and
physician, member of the scientific club
in Leiden of which Linnaeus was
president.
? et qualia molitur cl[arissimus] SohlbergiusSohlberg, Claes (1711-1773).
Swedish. Physician, studied natural
history and medicine at Uppsala
1723-1734. Accompanied Linnaeus on his
tour in Dalecarlia in 1734 and on his
Dutch journey. Doctor of medicine at
Leiden in 1735.
? Accepisti sine dubio epistolam, quam Kramerus attulit. Si qua in re ejus studium et labores poteris juvare, non omittes, facies enim mihi tam gratum, quam quod gratissimum. Si non displicuerit, poteris aliquando, sed commoda tamen occasione, nos certiores facere de tuorum laborum felicissimo, quem ex intima mente precamur, successu: nostra enim interest scire, quid cum Tuis scriptis agatur.

Cl[arissimus] Kohlius Tibi salutem plurimam dicit: scriberet sine dubio, si occasionem hanc aliquantisper differre possem.

Si qua in re studium nostrum desideres, habebis nos paratissimos. Plura non addo, nisi ut Te Deo, Me Tuae voluntati etiam atque etiam commendem.

Vale, Clarissime Vir, et nos amare perge!

Dabam Hamburgi d[ie] 8. Septemb[ris].

[address] A Monsieur / Mon: Charl Linnaeus / Docteur en Medecine / presentement a Leiden / chez le celebre Medecin Mons. Boerhaaven le Docteur par enveloppe.

upSUMMARY

Gottfried Jacob Jaenisch starts his letter by saying that he cannot but seize this opportunity to send Linnaeus a few lines and express his great appreciation. He recently read Linnaeusís letter to Johann Peter Kohl. All the splendid physical and medical observations in this letter impressed him. The life of a physician, who must lead a practical life and constantly assist at the bedside, is a far cry from the lives of scientists who can work undisturbed and create things that bring blessings to everybody and honour and glory to themselves. Jaenisch is not at all envious of these men, but prays that they may have long lives, that they may be amply rewarded and be judged always by just critics. He is happy that Linnaeus has found such critics in Leiden and congratulates him on the honour he has received in Harderwijk. How wonders how Johann Kramer is, and what Claes Sohlberg is working on. Jaenisch would be extremely grateful if Linnaeus would assist Kramer in his studies. He humbly asks Linnaeus to keep him informed about his research, of which the success is his only prayer. If Linnaeus should need his assistance, Jaenisch will be more than willing to help.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (LS, VII, 362-363). [1] [2] [3]

upTEXTUAL NOTES

a.
MS1 <ullam> occasionem