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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L0222 • George Clifford to Carl Linnaeus, 27 December 1737 n.s.
Dated 27 decemb. 1737. Sent from Amsterdam (Netherlands) to Leiden (Netherlands). Written in Dutch.

27 Decemb. 1737

Wel Ed. Heer

U wel Ed. geerde missive hebbe ik benevens de Tabulae wel ontfange als mede het tractaatje de pulsatilla voor welke besorging myne dank segginge, als ik de onkoste mag weete sal de selve met veel plaisier restituere.[1] Ik wenste ook wet dat WandelaarWandelaar, Jan (1690-1759).
Dutch. Illustrator. Studied anatomy in
Leiden before he was engaged by
Sébastien Vaillant and Frederik
Ruyschs. He was employed by George
Clifford to make the engravings for
Hortus Cliffortianus.
met de andere Tabulae wat meer der haast waakte want alles daar na wagt so U wel Ed. hem mogt spreeken versocke eens te informere hoc het er mede staat, hiernevens wederom twe breven de welke voor U Wel. ed. ontfange hebbe waarmede blyve naar dienst presentatie.

Wel Ed. Heer
U wel Ed. dienstwillige dienaar

George Clifford

[address] WelEdHeer / De Heer Carolus Linnaeus M. D. &c. &c. / ten Huijse van / De Heer Coenraad Wishoff / Boekverkooper in de Kloksteeg / Te / Leyden

upSUMMARY

George Clifford is grateful for Linnaeus’s letter, which included plates and the pulsatilla treatise, and offers reimbursement for the cost of these items. He complains about Jan Wandelaar’s slow progress with the other plates and urges Linnaeus to find out what the situation is, if he should speak to him. Two letters addressed to Linnaeus, which were sent to Clifford, are included.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (LS, III, 61-62). [1] [2] [3]

upEXPLANATORY NOTES

1.
See Callmer & Gertz, “Om illustrationerna till Hortus Cliffortianus”Callmer, Ch. & O. Gertz “Om
illustrationerna till Hortus
Cliffortianus”, SLÅ 36
(1953), 81-90.
. Cliffort also refers to a treatise about the Pulsatilla probably meant to be be printed in Hortus Cliffortianus Linnaeus, Carl Hortus
Cliffortianus, plantas exhibens quas in
hortis tam vivis quam siccis Hartecampi
in Hollandia coluit [...] Georgius
Clifford
(Amsterdam 1737). Soulsby
no. 328.
which although it bears the year 1737 on the titlepage was not published until the year after.