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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L0087 • Johan Frederik Gronovius to Carl Linnaeus, 1 May 1736 n.s.
Dated 1736 1 Maij.. Sent from Leiden (Netherlands) to (). Written in Latin.

Vir Doctissime

Iam 339 characteres sunt impressi, adeo ut in tempore Oxali[a][a] : <imp>[Oxali ex verbo
illegibili corr. Linnaeus
. See
Genera plantarum
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style="width:13px;height:13px;vertical-align:baseline">Linnaeus,
Carl
Genera
plantarum eorumque characteres naturales
secundum numerum, figuram, situm &
proportionem omnium fructificationis
partium
(Leiden 1737). Soulsby no.
284.
, no. 377] et Serjaniae[1] adscribere potuerim quae desiderasti, verum Pauliniae addidi unam literam: cum ille semper scribat Paulli, scripsi PAULLINIA.[2] Cras expecto novem genera quae excurrent numerum 350. Iterum accepi nova semina ex Surinama quarum partem cum Nobiliss[imo] D[omin]o CliffortioClifford, George (1685-1760).
Dutch. Banker and merchant in Amsterdam,
Linnaeus’s benefactor. Owner of
Hartecamp and its botanical garden
outside Haarlem. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
communico.

Semina hac hieme accepta egregie proveniunt apud D[ominum] van SwietenSwieten, Gerhard van
(1700-1772). Dutch. Pupil of Boerhaave.
Called by Maria Theresa to Vienna, where
he organised the public health system.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
, cujus uxor egregia fit botanica, ac stupesceres cum audires quam eleganter nomina plantarum empyrice nosceret.

Quoad libros istos apud WishofWishoff, Conrad (?-?). Dutch.
Publisher in Leiden 1710-1750. Wishoff
published Classes plantarum and
Genera plantarum by Linnaeus as
well as Pehr Artedi’s
Ichtyologia. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
, CommeliniCommelin, Caspar
(1667/68-1731). Dutch. Physician,
botanist and professor at the Amsterdam
Atenaeum. Nephew of Jan Commelin.
Botanographia sunt plantae quaedam ex horto Malabarico;[3] ... Laus in rem herbariam[4] est carmen quod filius ejus cecinit cum ex scholis promoveretur in Academiam. Reliquos non novi, sed dato tempore inspiciam.

Vale et fave

tuo Gronovio

Lugd[uni] Bat[avorum], 1736 1 Maij.

[address] D[omino] Linnaeo

upSUMMARY

Johan Frederik Gronovius informs Linnaeus that 339 genera have already been printed; he has made a minor correction to the plant name Paullinia, to which he had added a second letter “l”. Tomorrow he will receive from the printer those sheets that contain genera nos. 340-350. Once again, Gronovius has received a collection of new seeds from Surinam, part of which he will send to George Clifford. The seeds which he received this winter, on the other hand, germinate well in Gerhard van Swieten’s garden. According to Gronovius, van Swieten’s wife proves to be an excellent botanist, who is perfectly able to identify plants. Gronovius has made some inquiries regarding the books that are for sale at Conrad Wishoff’s.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (LS, V, 391). [1] [2]