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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L0157 • Petrus Clifford to Carl Linnaeus, 4 March 1737 n.s.
Dated 4 Martii 1737. Sent from Amsterdam (Netherlands) to (). Written in Latin.

Viro Doctissimo, expertissimo D[omino] Carolo Linnaeo
M[edicinae] D[octori]
S[alutem] P[lurimam] D[icit] Petrus Clifford.

Rogavit me pater vellemne ad te suo nomine scribere, qui binas tuas Epistolas suo tempore accepit, inquiret Pater apud Clarissimum RoelliumRoëll, Wilhelm
(1700-1775). Dutch. Professor of
anatomy at Amsterdam. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
, uti apud Fratrem Marselis, an curam tuorum liberorum [sic][a][a] : MS1 [read] librorum in Germaniam et Galliam mittendorum habuerunt, uti per epistolam petis. Cum patri animus sit proximo die Jovis praedium petere, gratissimum ei erit, si Dominus Van RooyenRoyen, Adriaan van (1705-1779).
Dutch. Professor of botany, director of
the botanical garden of Leiden.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
vellet die Veneris ad eum venire; etiam proposuit pater an Dominus cras post meridiem vellet hanc Urbem petere, ut posses hic cum correctore horti Cliffortiani loqui et curare, quae curanda sunt, cum posses iterum cum eo die Jovis ad praedium redire. Cum hanc acceperis, quaeso dicas Cornelio nautae quod quam primum huc cum nave accedat. Haec sunt quae patris nomine ad te scribenda erant. Ego neque adhuc vires et pristinam sanitatem recuperare possum, cum adhuc heri febris admonitionem habuerim, nondum finem video, sed bono Deo relinquo. Vale, et Fave.

Amstelodami 4 Martii 1737.

upSUMMARY

Petrus Clifford writes on behalf of his famous father George Clifford. Two letters from Linnaeus have arrived. In these Linnaeus asked if his books had been dispatched to Germany and France. George Clifford promises to look into the matter. As George Clifford intends to go to his estate the following Thursday, it would be very nice if Adriaan van Royen could come to him on Friday. George Clifford suggests that he come the following day to Amsterdam so Linnaeus could discuss matters with him and then accompany him to the estate. George Clifford, finally, wants Linnaeus to tell the sailor Cornelius to come to Amsterdam as soon as possible.

As to Petrus Clifford himself he is far from well and has had renewed attacks of fever. He seems to despair of his health but leaves everything in God’s hands.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (LS, III, 77-78). [1] [2] [3]

upTEXTUAL NOTES

a.
MS1 [read] librorum