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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L0122 • Petrus Clifford to Carl Linnaeus, 7 December 1736 n.s.
Dated 7 Decembris 1736. Sent from Amsterdam (Netherlands) to Leiden (Netherlands). Written in Latin.

Dioscoridi Secundo
S[alutem] P[lurimam] D[icit] Petrus Clifford

Heri mane jam accepit Pater meus medicamenta, una cum gratissimis tuis, cum tamen non nisi hodie pillulis usus sit, effectum quem fecere nondum tecum communicare possum, melius tamen sese habet quam cum Dominus abhinc profectus est. Cumque ei animus sit cras hora nona matutina praedium petere, nisi mala tempestate impediretur, non potui, quin promissis steterim, tibique de eo certiorem fecerim, vix tamen credo me una cum eo venire posse, cum heri adhuc dolores maximi fuere, et iterum receptum Clarissimi BoerhaaviiBoerhaave, Herman (1668-1738).
Dutch. Professor of medicine, botany and
chemistry at Leiden. One of the most
influential professors of medicine of
the eighteenth century. Linnaeus visited
him during his stay in Holland.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
repetere inceperim. Pater totaque familia nostra te, Dominumque GronoviumGronovius, Johan Frederik
(1690-1762). Dutch. Naturalist, senator
of Leiden. Linnaeus’s benefactor and
friend. Published Flora Virginica
(1743, 1762) together with John Clayton.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
ex animo salutant uti et ego. Vale et Fave

Deditissimo Tuo Petro Clifford

Dabam Amstelodami 7 Decembris 1736.

[address] Myn Heer / D’ Heer C. Linnaeus Med. Doctr / ten huyse van WelEdHeer / J. F. Gronovius Med. Doctr op / te Raapanburgh over de Academie / Te Leiden

upSUMMARY

In this letter Petrus Clifford, thanks Linnaeus for the medicine he has sent to his father, George Clifford, who is ill. As this medicine arrived on the very day he wrote this letter it is impossible to say anything about its effect. The following day his father intends to go to their estate, but Petrus is not well and will probably have to stay at home. He complains of pains and will renew a cure ordered by Herman Boerhaave. His father and all the family send their best regards to Linnaeus and to Johan Frederik Gronovius.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (LS, III, 75-76). [1] [2] [3]