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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L0189 • Paul Heinrich Gerhard Moehring to Carl Linnaeus, 29 July 1737 n.s.
Dated 29 Jul. 1737. Sent from Jever (Germany) to (). Written in Latin.

AmpLissimo Viro,
Domino Carolo Linnaeo,
M[edicinae] D[octori] apud Amstelodamenses celeberrimo,
et Acad[emiael Imper[ialis] Leop[oldinolCarol[inae]
Nat[urael Cur[iosoruml Sodali,
Collegae S[uo] honoratissimo,
S[aluteml Paul[us] Henr[ricus] Gerard[us] Moehring.

Favente commoda hacce per bibliopegum nostratum occasione, Botanico Tibi botanicum, sed levi admodum manu exaratum hortuli mei indicem omni, qua decet, humanitate offerre decrevi. Ea enim adcurata in adsiduis laboribus botanicis Tua mihi sedulitas innotuit, quae ab omni dextro, dulcissimae huiusce scientiae cultore summopere depraedicari debet. Et hac quoque potissimum ego ratione ductus, ad commercium botanicum aperiundum humanissime Te invito, ut, si forte placuerit, unum alterumve de herbis observatum nobiscum invicem communicemus. Ac primum quidem, de generibus plantarum. in primis horti privati lineis Moehring, Paul Heinrich Gerhard
Primae lineae horti privati in
proprium et amicorum usum per triennium
exstructi, p. p. a Paulo Henrico Gerardo
Moehring
(Oldenburg 1737).
a me novissime constitutis, cordatum Tuum iudicium mihi perscribas, enixe abs Te peto. Amicissimo sane Hallero Haller, Albrecht von
(1708-1777). Swiss. Naturalist and
poet, professor of medicine, botany,
anatomy and surgery at Göttingen
1736-1753. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
, Göttingensium Professori celeb[errimo], plurima eorumdem, ceu litteris testatus est, perplacuere. De centauroide tamen meo monet, Te, licet genus ipsi haut displiceat, aeque vere centauria cum gentianis coniunxisse, ac, praeter ea Alsinanthemo septem perpetuo segmenta adsignasse. Quod itaque ad prius adtinet, definitionem Tuam generis gentianarum avide expecto, et då alsinanthemo certiorem Te facio, me omnia iteratis vicibus, ut semper mos mihi est, ita reperisse, prout memoriae in citato libello prodidi. Ceterum si occasio Tibi esset, semina quaedam etc. in posterum mihi mittendi, pergratum sane opus faceres. Atque ut tandem editorum Tuorum librorum, vel adhuc edendorum paucis faciem delinees, est, quod etiam atque etiam velim. Ad quaevis recip.roca officia paratissimum me invenis. Vale ac fave. Festinanti calamo.

Jeverae Frisonum a[d] d[iem] 29 Jul[ii] 1777.

upSUMMARY

Paul Heinrich Gerard Moehring takes advantage of the opportunity to send a letter to Linnaeus through the usual deliverer. He also includes an index of the plants in his garden. The main reason for this is that Moehring wants to start an exchange of views on botanical issues. More than anything else Moehring is eager to have Linnaeusís comments on his newly published Primae lineae horti privati. Moehring mentions that Albert von Haller, the famous professor in Göttingen, has given his full approval of his work. In the case of Centaurea, however, von Haller remarked that Linnaeus was as right in referring it to Gentianae. Moehring is eagerly awaiting Linnaeusís definition of Gentiana.

Moehring would be very pleased to have seeds sent to him, and also a list of all Linnaeusís works published or planned to be published. Moehring assures Linnaeus that he is more than willing to reciprocate these favours.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (LS, X, 220-221). [1] [2] [3]