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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L0158 • Adriaan van Royen to Carl Linnaeus, 2 March 1737 n.s.
Dated 2 Martii. 1737. Sent from Leiden (Netherlands) to Hartecamp (Netherlands). Written in Latin.

Viro Clarissimo
D[omino] D[omino] Carolo Linnaeo.
Medicinae Doctori
et
Ac[ademiae] Imp[erialis] Nat[urae Curiosorum] Soc[io]
A[drianus] Van Royen.

Ad Dulcissimas, Gratissimas et vera doctaque observatione plenas litteras non est quod multis respondeam, quum Te propediem convenire et e monasterio liberare per diem unum alterumve est animus; Die etenim Iovis, si nihil obstet, ad Coenam; vel, quod potius crediderim, Die Veneris proximo hora decima matutina ut confabulemur invicem, exspectare poteris eum, qui in Acacias, Mimosas, Senas, et Cassias, quantum pote inquiret, ut certi quid, si detur, eruat. Vale, fave, et <in> futurum nobis. Hospitem nostro nomine plurimum salvere jube.

Dabam Leydae ad d[iem] 2 Martii. 1737.

[address] Mijn Heer / Mijn Heer Carolus Linnaeus / Med. Doctor etc etc op Hartecamp

upSUMMARY

Adriaan Van Royen has very little to answer to Linnaeus’s very gentle letter full of learned observations, since one of those days he will come and free Linnaeus from his monastery for one or two days. So Linnaeus may expect him on Thursday [1737-03-07], about dinner time, or, what is more likely, next Friday [1737-03-08] at 10 o’clock in the morning. He will ask him as much as possible about the Acacia, the Mimosa, the Sena, and the Cassia.

Van Royen concludes by asking Linnaeus to greet his host on his behalf.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (LS, XII, 261-262). [1] [2] [3]