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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L0133 • Carl Linnaeus to Philip Miller, 20 January 1737 n.s.
Dated 1737 jan 20. Sent from Amsterdam (Netherlands) to London (Great Britain). Written in Latin.

Viro Clarissimo
Phil[ippo] Millero
Praefecto Horti Chelse[ani][a][a] : MS1 [manuscript damaged]
S[alutem] pl[urimam] d[icit]
Carol[us] Linnaeus

Ante menses duos ad Te, Vir Clarissime, literas dedi,[1] adhuc dum responsum nullum habui, nihilo minus rite perlatam fuisse epistolam nullus dubito, Te ut ante bene valere spero.

Genera plantarum[2] sero licet ad Te mitto, cum sero ea ipse habere potui; vixi enim per aliquod tempus Amstelodami, et D[ominus] GroniviusGronovius, 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.
[sic] qui correctoris in opere vices gessit impressa non ad me misit antequam ipse ante in Angliam, ut cognovi, misisset. Sed hic me lusit ultima vice spondeo.

Utinam a Te scire possem ad quos Londini mea genera miserit; nec non si quae desiderares ad Tuos Amicos, me modo commonefacias, mox ea transmittam.

[Pos]t[a][a] : MS1 [manuscript damaged] tres hebdomadas, nec serius, Floram [Lapponic]am[a][a] : MS1 [manuscript damaged] [3] habebis impressam, si interea [tem]poris[a][a] : MS1 [manuscript damaged] velles ipse indicare quot exem[pl]aria[a][a] : MS1 [manuscript damaged] desideres, habebis promtissima.

E[hre]thoEhret, Georg Dionysius
(1710-1770). German/British. Botanical
illustrator. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
[a][a] : MS1 [manuscript damaged] literas, tuis inclusas, dedi, nec ab eo [adhu]c iam[a][a] : MS1 [manuscript damaged] ullas responsorias accepi;[4] ipsi exem[p]lar[a][a] : MS1 [manuscript damaged] promisi, quod deponam, si ipsi placea[t][a][a] : MS1 [manuscript damaged] , apud SteckhufvudStockhofen, (?-?). Hungarian
or Greek. Literary agent.
, cum difficile aliud in Angliam transferre possum.

Vale et qua coepisti amicitia me prosequi pergas, meque tuis responsoriis (quacunque demum lingua conscriptas mihi idem erit) quanto ocyus poteris reficias.

Dabam Amstelodami 1737. jan[uarii] 20.

[address] a / Monsieur / Monsieur Philip / Miller / Botaniste tres celebre / London

upSUMMARY

Two months ago Linnaeus sent a letter to Philip Miller, but he has not yet received an answer. Still Linnaeus is confident that his letter has reached its destination and that Miller is in good health. Linnaeus sends his Genera plantarum to Miller, somewhat late, but Linnaeus got his own copies late, too. He lived in Amsterdam for a while, where Johan Frederik Gronovius handled the printing of this work. Gronovius then sent copies of the edition to England before he sent any to the author himself. Linnaeus promises that Gronovius will not play that trick on him again.

Linnaeus asks Miller who in London has copies of Genera plantarum. To those who have not yet received it Linnaeus will dispatch copies. In three weeks’ time Linnaeus will be able to send Miller his Flora Lapponica, if he only informs him of how many copies he wants. In his last letter to Miller Linnaeus enclosed a letter to Georg Dionysios Ehret but he has got no answer. Linnaeus will deposit his copy with Stockhofen.

Linnaeus asks Miller to cheer him up by writing back as soon as possible and adds that Miller is free to choose the language for their correspondence.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (UUB, G152a). [1] [2] [3]

upTEXTUAL NOTES

a.
MS1 [manuscript damaged]