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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L0207 • Isaac Lawson to Carl Linnaeus, 6 September 1737 n.s.
Dated Die Veneris, 6 7bris 1737. Sent from Leiden (Netherlands) to Amsterdam (Netherlands). Written in Latin.

Isaac Lawson amico suo Carolo Linnaeo S[alutem] d[icit]

Hodie accepi epistolam tuam[1] cum Sarcinula pro quibus gratias tibi habeo & ago; vellem lubenter ut possis invenire absque multo tuo incommodo mineram zinci.

Quum aliquoties mihi laudaveris musaeum naturalium Harlemense, & quum constitueris brevi te in patriam rediturum, optarem equidem tecum illud videre ante discessum. Si itaque damnare poteris sequenti hebdomade unicum diem in meam gratiam, quaeso, commonefacias me quo tempore & die vacabis ab aliis negotiis.

BartziusBartsch, Johann (1708-1738).
German. Naturalist, travelled to
Surinam. Assisted Linnaeus with the
publication of Flora Lapponica.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
ni fallor discedit inde Amstaelodamum sequenti septimana, quo die adhuc nescio: sed si perinde tibi esset quo die Harlemum venires, vellem Bartchium concomitari eo usque, sic simul & omnes tres contemplari Naturae opera poterimus, te monendo per epistolam pridie ante iter. Vix poterimus hinc proficisci ante horam semiseptimam mane tuncque erimus Harlemi paulo ante undecimam. Si hoc propter quaedam impedimenta tua non poterit procedere, tunc aliam captabo occasionem post abitum tuum: caeterum longe magis mihi esset proficuum, si tecum gazophylacium examinarem sequenti septimana, nam die lunae post octiduum iterum nobis hic redeundum erit ad labores academicos.

Vale & me ama.

{sym-ven+ven} Die Veneris, 6 Septembris 1737. Lugduni Belgarum.

[address] Aan Myn Heer / De Heer Linnaeus / by De Heer Clifford / tot / Amsterdam

upSUMMARY

Isaac Lawson thanks Linnaeus for the letter he has received this day together with a parcel. He asks Linnaeus to obtain zinc for him.

Linnaeus has often praised the Museum of Natural History in Haarlem. Now Lawson expresses a wish to visit this museum together with Linnaeus before his return to Sweden. He asks Linnaeus to contact him and tell him which day of the following week will be convenient.

Lawson suggests that Linnaeus come together with Johan Bartsch. Then all three of them will be able to study together the marvels of this museum. From Lawson’s point of view the following week would be ideal to visit this treasury, because shortly after that it will be time for him to return to work.

P.S. Lawson sends his regards to George Clifford and his best wishes to Linnaeus.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (LS, VIII, 456). [1] [2]

upTEXTUAL NOTES

a.
MS1 [added in the left margin; there is no indication where it should be inserted]

upEXPLANATORY NOTES

1.
This letter has not come down to us.