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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L0203 • Bernard de Jussieu to Carl Linnaeus, 9 October 1737 n.s.
Dated die 9a 8bris 1737. Sent from Paris (France) to Hartecamp (Netherlands). Written in Latin.

Clarissimo Viro,
D[omino] D[octori] Carolo Linnaeo,
Doctori medico,
et botanico illustrissimo, doctissimoque
&c. &c. &c.,
S[alutem] P[lurimam] D[icit]
Bernhardus de Jussieu,
Prof[essor] Bot[anices] Reg[ius].

Tuas quas dedisti binas epistolas accepi, simulque Criticam Botanicam seu fundamentorum botanicorum partem quartam. Caetera quae scribis misisse, genera a te constituta et floram Lapponicam, non vidi huc usque. Ad meas, licet non pervenerit manus benevoli erga me animi testimonium hoc, grates tamen refero plurimas, et in justae recordationis meae signum, pauca haec opera levissimi momenti, quae Parisiis prodiere, de plantis recipere digneris. Non parcerem sumptibus, si per te liceret comparare mihi quaedam de re herbaria praetervisa opera, Siegesbeckii scilicet hortum Petropolitanum, Ludvigii caracteres genericos, plantarum indices circa Aboam aut Aboe, D[omini] Tillands floram Uplandicam, et Bromelii Chlorim Gothicam; hanc ultimam promiserat, dum Parisiis aderat, Lithenius vester. De fratre natu minori ad Peruvianas regiones botanices ergo misso, a julio praeteriti anni nuntium allatum nullum habuimus; si, ut spero, onustus herbis redierit aliquando incolumis, sicca harum specimina lubenter praebebo, sicque annitar consequi tuam benevolentiam et obtinere Lapponicas, Suecicas, Norvegicasve plantas, quibus beare me volueris. Vale!

Dabam Parisiis die 9a Octobris 1737.

Salutat te plurimum frater meus.

upSUMMARY

Bernhard de JussieuJussieu, Bernard de
(1699-1777). French. Professor of
botany, brother of Antoine and Joseph de
Jussieu. Demonstrator at the Jardin des
plantes. Sébastien Vaillant’s
successor. Uncle of Antoine Laurent de
Jussieu. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
has received two letters from Linnaeus [Linnaeus to Jussieu, 8 June 1737Letter L0186 and 26 July 1737Letter L0192] and the copy of Critica BotanicaLinnaeus, Carl Critica
botanica, in qua nomina plantarum
generica, specifica & variantia
examini subjiciuntur, selectiora
confirmantur, indigna rejiciuntur;
simulque doctrina circa denominationem
plantarum traditur. Seu Fundamentorum
botanicorum pars IV. Accedit J.
Browallii De necessitate historiae
naturalis discursus
(Leiden 1737).
. The other works, Genera plantarumLinnaeus, Carl Genera
plantarum eorumque characteres naturales
secundum numerum, figuram, situm &
proportionem omnium fructificationis
partium
(Leiden 1737). Soulsby no.
284.
and Flora LapponicaLinnaeus, Carl Flora
Lapponica exhibens plantas per Lapponiam
crescentes, secundum systema sexuale
collectas in itinere [...] Additis
synonymis, & locis natalibus omnium,
descriptionibus & figuris rariorum,
viribus medicatis & oeconomicis
plurimarum
(Amsterdam, 1737).
Soulsby no. 279.
, that Linnaeus had said he had sent have not yet arrived, but nevertheless, Jussieu sends in exchange some small works from Paris. Jussieu is very eager to acquire through Linnaeus a number of botanical works, namely Johann Georg Siegesbeck’sSiegesbeck, Johann Georg
(1686-1755). German. Prussian botanist,
doctor of medicine at Wittenberg in
1716, physician and director of the
botanical garden at St Petersburg
1735-1747. One of the most bitter
opponents of Linnaeus’s sexual system.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
Hortus Petropolitanus [Primitiae florae PetropolitanaeSiegesbeck, Johann Georg
Primitiae florae Petropolitanae, sive
Catalogus plantarum tam indigenarum quam
exoticarum, quibus instructus fuit
hortus medicus Petriburgensis per annum
1736
(Riga 1736).
], Christian Gottlieb Ludwig’sLudwig, Christian Gottlieb
(1709-1773). German. Physician.
Professor of medicine in Leipzig. One of
Linnaeus’s early opponents.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
Characteres generici [De minuendis plantarum generibusLudwig, Christian Gottlieb De
minuendis plantarum generibus, disserit
et collegium disputatorium publicum
indicit Ch. G. Ludwig
(Leipzig
1737).
], Plantarum indices circa Aboam [Jussieu means Elias TillandzTillandz, Elias (1640-1693).
Swedish. Botanist, professor of
medicine, Åbo.
Catalogus plantarum tam in excultis quam incultis locis prope AboamTillandz, Elias Catalogus
plantarum tam in excultis quam incultis
locis prope Aboam superiorj aestate
nasci observatarum / in gratiam
philo-botanicorum concinnatus ab Elia
Til-Landz
(Åbo, 1673).
], Tillandz’s Flora Uplandica [Jussieu is incorrect as to the writer’s name, it should be Olof Celsius who never published his “Flora Uplandica”Celsius, Olof “Flora Uplandica”
(manuscript; NR)
, but who also published “Plantarum circa Upsaliam sponte nascentium catalogus”Celsius, Olof “Plantarum circa
Upsaliam sponte nascentium catalogus”,
ALSS, 2 (1732), 9-44 [1735].
] and Olof Bromelius’sBromelius, Olof (1639-1705).
Swedish. Physician, botanist,
Gothenburg.
Chloris GothicaBromelius, Olof Chloris
gothica, seu catalogus stirpium circa
Gothoburgum nascentium [... ]. Det
är ett register uppå de
örter, buskar och träd, som
wäxa wilt kring om
Götheborg
([Göteborg],
1694).
. The last mentioned work had been promised by the Swede Mårten LithenLithén, Mårten
(1706-1776). Swedish. Physician.
Professor of medicine at Uppsala.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
during a visit to Paris. Jussieu has not heard from his younger brother Joseph de JussieuJussieu, Joseph de (1704-1779).
French. Botanist, mathematician,
explorer. Member of the French
expedition in South America 1735.
Brother of Antoine and Bernard de
Jussieu. Uncle of Antoine Laurent de
Jussieu.
who sailed for Peru since July 1736 but promises Linnaeus specimens out of what Joseph may bring with him, if he returns safely to France. Jussieu is very eager to obtain plants from Lapland, Sweden and Norway in return.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. (LS, VII, 382-383). [1] [2] [3]

upEDITIONS

1. A selection (1821), vol. 2, p. 208-209   p.208  p.209.
2. Epistolæ Caroli a Linné ad Bernardum de Jussieu ineditæ (1854), p. 184   p.184.