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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L0071 • Carl Linnaeus to Johannes Burman, [31 March 1736] n.s.
Dated Undated, but presumably written at the end of March or the beginning of April 1736.. Sent from Hartecamp (Netherlands) to Amsterdam (Netherlands). Written in Latin.

Celeberrimo D[omino] Professori Botanices
Amstelodamensium
D[omino] D[octori] Johanni Burmanno
S[alutem] pl[urimam] d[icit]
Carl Linnaeus

Gratias ut tibi Vir Celeberrime agerem ratio si umquam postularet pro tot in me quotidianis summis beneficiis, sed cum verba digna tantis deficiunt, dicam gratias quas possum maximas habeo. [sic]

D[ominus] v[an] Schouten non habuit librum aliquem alligatum, promisit in proximum diem, et ad Vir[um] Cel[eberrimum] mittere eundem affirmabat. Si ita fecerit mittas quaeso cum D[omi]no Cliffortio, qui nunc Amstelodanum petit, doleo quod non possum ei offerre alias exemplar aliquod.

Vale et saluta salutandos. Breviter.

[address] Monsieur
Monsieur Jean Burmannus
Docteur et Professeur
Amstelodam.

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus says that words cannot express the heart-felt thanks he has for Johannes BurmanBurman, Johannes (1707-1779).
Dutch. Botanist, professor of medicine
in Amsterdam. Close friend of Linnaeus.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
, who has been most kind to him. Salomon SchoutenSchouten, Salomon (1689?-1750).
Dutch. Bookseller and publisher,
Amsterdam. Linnaeusís publisher. Father
of Petrus Schouten.
did not have the book but promised to send it to Burman the following day, and now Linnaeus asks Burman to send the book with George CliffordClifford, George (1685-1760).
Dutch. Banker and merchant in Amsterdam,
Linnaeusís benefactor. Owner of
Hartecamp and its botanical garden
outside Haarlem. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
who now is on his way to Amsterdam.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (Staats-und Universitštsbibliothek Hamburg Carl von Ossietzky, CS 13 : Linnť : 1-2).

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1943), vol. II:2, p. 42   p.42.