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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L0169 • Johannes Burman to Carl Linnaeus, 26 May 1737 n.s.
Dated 26 Maij 1737. Sent from Muydenberg (Netherlands) to Hartecamp (Netherlands). Written in Latin.

Doctissimo et Celeberrimo Viro,
D[omino] Carolo Linnaeo
Med[icinae] Doct[ori] Et Botanico celeberrimo
S[alutem] D[icit]
Ioannes Burmannus.

Alterae hae, quas tibi mitto, sunt Litterae, quum priorum, quas jam dudum tibi scripserim, nullum hactenus acceperim responsum.[1] In illis te rogaveram, ut mihi mitteres, quod promiseras herbarium Lapponicum, ut hic ruri degens, quid haberem, quo me delectarem et tempus non inutile tererem. Quae causa morae, vix comprehendo, praesertim quum a pertinacissimo illo, quo laboravi, morbo, nullas mihi hactenus dederis litteras. Fac, mihi quam primum delecteris gratissimo illo, quod juxta promissam datamque tuam fidem diu desideravi, dono, sin minus, litteras saltem valetudinis et operum tuorum communica. Novi hic nihil habeo, tibi communicandum, nisi quod valetudo mea nondum penitus sit confirmata, et Arthride vaga quoddammodo laborem, unde liberiori aeri, et ruri exponere per aliquod tempus necesse mihi erit. Interim, si tibi conveniat, litteras brevi mittas, quum forte post aliquos dies ad alium locum me conferam.

Valetudinem porro cura, et saluta meo nomine Nobilissimum tuum hospitem Dominum CliffortiumClifford, George (1685-1760).
Dutch. Banker and merchant in Amsterdam,
Linnaeusís benefactor. Owner of
Hartecamp and its botanical garden
outside Haarlem. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
, meque beneficio tuo condecora.

Vale et me amare perge.

Dabam Muydenbergae 26 Maij 1737.

[address] Doctissimo et Celeberrimo / Viro / D. Carolo Linnaeo Med. Doct. / Et Botanico eximio / Hartecampi.

upSUMMARY

Johannes Burman is writing once again since he has not received an answer to his last letter. There he asked for the Herbarium Lapponicum which Linnaeus had promised to send and with which Burman could amuse himself and spend his time doing something useful. He cannot understand the reason for this delay, and he has not even got any letter from Linnaeus since falling ill. He wants to hear something from Linnaeus, how he is doing and how his work is going. Burman has not yet completely recovered from his illness and due to his gout he has to spend some time in the open air and in the country. He hopes that Linnaeus will answer soon since he perhaps in a few days will move to another place.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (LS, II, 357-358). [1] [2] [3]

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1943), vol. II:2, p. 56-57   p.56  p.57.

upEXPLANATORY NOTES

1.
See Johannes Burman to Linnaeus, 19 May 1737 n.s.Letter L0174. Apparently Burman had not yet received the letter from Linnaeus, dated 20 May 1737 n.s.Letter L0172.