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Link: • John Andrew to Carl Linnaeus, 1737? n.s.
Dated Die Saturni. Sent from Leiden (Netherlands) to Amsterdam (Netherlands). Written in Latin.

[1] Viro Doctissimo
Carolo Linnaeo
S[alutem] D[icit]
Iohannes Andrew

En! Hic habes litteras quas videre expetis.[2] Eas longe autem ad Te misissem, si non quotidie Te hic videre expectassem. Ex iis facile percipies, quanti (summo jure certe) Te faciat D[ominus] LudwigLudwig, Christian Gottlieb
(1709-1773). German. Physician.
Professor of medicine in Leipzig. One of
Linnaeusís early opponents.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
. Et ne sumas in malam partem quod ille a Te quid diversum sentiat. Ille enim optime scit quid profeceris in re Botanica, et nullus dubito quin ille Systema tuum (ut omnes qui illud probe norunt) omnibus caeteris praeferret, sed de his plura quando iterum colloquio tuo fruar.

Valeas itaque et Tuo faveas.

Leydae Die Saturni.

[address] A / Monsieur Linnaeus / Chez Monsr Cliffort / A / Amsterdam


John Andrew sends a letter from Christian Gottlieb Ludwig which Linnaeus has been waiting for. He would have sent it long ago if he had not expected every day to see Linnaeus at his place. Linnaeus can see from the letter what a high opinion Ludwig has of him, and should not be upset that Ludwig occasionally disagrees with him. Andrew is sure that Ludwig prefers Linnaeusís system but hopes to have the opportunity to discuss that with Linnaeus when they meet again.


a. original holograph (LS, I, 144-145). [1] [2] [3]


1. Bref och skrifvelser (1916), vol. II:1, p. 68-69   p.68  p.69.


This undated letter was presumably written in 1737.
See an extract from the letter (sent by Christian Gottlieb Ludwig to John Andrew), written by Linnaeus on a letter from Ludwig to Linnaeus, 14 January 1737 n.s.Letter L0135.