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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L0147 • Henry Clifford to Carl Linnaeus, 4 February 1737 n.s.
Dated . Sent from Amsterdam (Netherlands) to (). Written in Latin.

Dioscoridi Secundo Medico expertissimo
Societatis Imperialis Academiae Naturae Curiosorum Socio
dignissimo S[alutem] P[lurimam D[icit]
Henricus Clifford.

Honoratissimas tuas heri accepi litteras, quaeso ne aegre feras, quod non eodem die ad eas responderim, occupatus negotiis domesticis. Nolim dubitare quin ea, quae per tuam Epistolam postulabas, tibi ad manus venerint p[er] Cornelium Nautam, cui Pater dedit capsulam, ad quam Epistola postulata alligata fuit. Ut porro tuis votis satisfaciam, non possum quin tecum communicem, quod Pater[1] pro communi nostro gaudio bene sese jam habet, uti etiam frater minimus, qui de die in diem vires accrescere, et augere sentit, utens summa cum prosperitate remedio Clarissimi BoerhaviiBoerhaave, 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.
, et tibi adhuc omnes agit gratias pro litteris ad virum istum celeberrimum scriptis. Omnes una hic te salutamus. Vale porro & vive diu felicissime pro meritis tuis.

Non ex meo sed ex fraterno cerebro.

Dabam Amstelodami 4:to febru[arii] 1737.

[address] Myn Heer / De Heer Carolus Linnaeus Med[icinae] Doc[tor] / Op de Hofstede van de WelEd Heer / & Mr. George Clifford / de Hartecamp / by Bennebroek

upSUMMARY

Henry Clifford, writing on behalf of his father George Clifford, acknowledges receipt of a letter from Linnaeus. He feels confident that the things requested by Linnaeus have arrived safely, delivered as they were by their trusted agent the sailor Cornelius. Henry Clifford has good news: his father has recovered from his illness, and his younger brother’s health improves every day thanks to Hermann Boerhaave’s good medical care. The whole Clifford family thanks Linnaeus for the letters written to Boerhaave; in these letters Linnaeus must have used all his influence to make Boerhaave attend to the two patients. They all send Linnaeus their best wishes.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. (LS, III, 73-74). [1] [2] [3]