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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L0105 • Johannes Burman to Carl Linnaeus, 3 October 1736 n.s.
Dated 3. Octob. 1736. Sent from Amsterdam (Netherlands) to Hartecamp (Netherlands). Written in Latin.

Carolo Linnaeo Suo
S[alutem] D[icit]
Ioannes Burmannus.

Ad petitionem remitto quam primum plagulas characterum,[1] quorum perpauca operi meo inserere potui,[2] quum plurima jam erant inpressa. Mitto et simul folium Thesauri,[3] quod, si tibi usui esse posset, adhibeas, sique reliqua in posterum desideres, communicabo. Forte si tempus vacat et aegroti permittant, atque caelum itineri faveat, die Saturni vel Solis ad te excurram, sique D[omino] CliffortioClifford, George (1685-1760).
Dutch. Banker and merchant in Amsterdam,
Linnaeusís benefactor. Owner of
Hartecamp and its botanical garden
outside Haarlem. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
molestus non ero, cum fratre meo veniam.[4] Sin vero aegri prohibeant, ne aegre feratis quaeso. Desidero enim quam vehementissime te, novaque quae tecum adportasti, videre et examinare, optaveram quaedam illorum mecum te comunicasse, quod facillime potuisses, si inter folia thesauri reposuisses. In posterum et prima occasione illa expectabo, sique Piperis florentis aliorumque plantarum quaedam specimina exsiccare pro me posses, esset mihi res quam gratissima.

Nihil hic novi caeterum scio.

Salutes Dominum Cliffortium et valeas, meque si vacat tempus, dicto tempore expectes.

Dabam raptim Ad diem 3. Octob[ris] 1736

[address] Doctissimo Viro / Dno Carolo Linnaeo, Med. Doct. / Et Botanico eximio / Hartecampum

upSUMMARY

At Linnaeusís request Johannes Burman at once sends back the sheets of the descriptions of the plants in Genera plantarum. He has been able to insert only a few in his work, most of it is already in print. He also sends a folio of the Thesaurus Zeylanicus for Linnaeus to use if he wants to, and he is willing to send more in the future. If there is time and if the sick persons at home and the weather permit, Burman will visit Linnaeus Saturday or Sunday and if it will not trouble George Clifford he will bring his brother too. He is very anxious to see and examine the new plants Linnaeus has brought home. If Linnaeus could dry some specimens of the flowering Piper and other plants Burman would be most grateful.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (LS, II, 351-352). [1] [2] [3]

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1943), vol. II:2, p. 50   p.50.