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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L0190 • Johan Frederik Gronovius to Carl Linnaeus, 28 July 1737 n.s.
Dated 28 Julij 1737.. Sent from Leiden (Netherlands) to Hartecamp (Netherlands). Written in Latin.

Doctissime & Amicissime D[omin]e Linnaee

Nobiliss[imus] D[ominus] EntiusEns, Abram (?-1770). Dutch.
Doctor of medicine at Leiden and
Utrecht, later in Russia.
hisce diebus saepissime me convenit, ut cognosceret adventum Vestrum, quem (quum ultima vice una eramus) in praecedentem Lunae diem[1] tunc temporis distuleras. Hinc quoties me conveniebat, sequentem diem conjecturando praesagiebam. Tandem et heri me adlocutus est, mihique valedixit, utpote cras hora octava matutina relicturus urbem petendo Lutetiam Parisiorum. Dolet tamen summopere, quod isto favore Eum non prosequaris, quem ipsi promiseras, quippe summam sibi gratitudinem fore imaginabatur si Literas vestras D[omin]o JussieuJussieu, Antoine de
(1686-1758). French. Botanist,
professor of botany, Paris. Brother of
Bernard and Joseph de Jussieu. Joseph
Pitton de Tournefortís successor. Uncle
of Antoine Laurent de Jussieu.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
posset deferre, simulque Criticam vestram circa nomina.[2] Hinc ipsi promisi quod ad Te has exararem, simulque inquirerem an Literas paratas habeas, quas tunc poteris curare ut hodie transmittas, et simul indices an exemplar Critices debeam addere. Salutant Te et CliffortiumClifford, George (1685-1760).
Dutch. Banker and merchant in Amsterdam,
Linnaeusís benefactor. Owner of
Hartecamp and its botanical garden
outside Haarlem. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
D[ominus] LawsonLawson, Isaac (?-1747).
British. Scottish botanist and
physician. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
et van SwietenSwieten, Gerhard van
(1700-1772). Dutch. Pupil of Boerhaave.
Called by Maria Theresa to Vienna, where
he organised the public health system.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
.

Vale mi Linnaee et cura sanitatem.

J[oannes] F[redericus] Gronovius.

Lugd[uni] Bat[avorum], 28 Julij 1737.

[address] Mijn Heer / Mijn Heer Carolus Linnaeus Med[icinae] D[octor] / op de Hartecamp. / Met de schuyt van 9 uren den 28 Julij / Cito. Cito

upSUMMARY

Abram Ens has paid Johan Frederik Gronovius many visits lately, as he was eager to know when Linnaeus would come to Leiden. However, he took leave of Gronovius the day before, telling him that he would depart for Paris the next morning. Ens regrets that Linnaeus failed to keep his promise and did not grant him the privilege of delivering not only a letter from Linnaeus but also a copy of his Critica botanica to Antoine de Jussieu. However, Gronovius promised him to send Linnaeus a message and ask him whether he has a letter ready to be sent to Jussieu and whether or not he should enclose a copy of Critica botanica. Greetings to Linnaeus and George Clifford from Isaac Lawson and Gerhard van Swieten.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (LS, V, 435-436). [1] [2] [3]