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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L0233 • Johann Amman to Carl Linnaeus, 3 February 1738 n.s.
Dated 23i Ian. 1738. Sent from St Petersburg (Russia) to Leiden (Netherlands). Written in Latin.

Viro doctissimo atque clarissimo
C[AROLO] LINNAEO, M[edicinae] D[octori],
S[alutem] pl[urimam dicit]
Joannes Amman.

Mitto quam desiderasti dissertationem criticam a SiegesbeckioSiegesbeck, 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 Linnaeusís sexual system.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
in hactenus a Te edita Scripta elaboratam, simul cum Botanosophiae verioris ejusdem Sciagraphia.[2] Iudicabis ipse, quid de iis sit sentiendum. Quoad pretium tabellario solvendum pro transmissis philyris,[a][a] : MS1 <phyliris> philyris. unicum est quod rogo, ne in posterum illud unquam in memoriam revoces. Fasciculus, quem GronoviusGronovius, Johan Frederik
(1690-1762). Dutch. Naturalist, senator
of Leiden. Linnaeusís benefactor and
friend. Published Flora Virginica
(1743, 1762) together with John Clayton.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
ad me misit, ut scribis, nondum ad manus meas pervenit.[3] Plura, si Holmiam perveneris ad Te scribam, literasque dirigam ad D[ominu]m HedlingerHedlinger, Johan Carl
(1691-1771). Swiss. Engraver and
medallist in Swedish service from 1718.
Commissioned by the Danish royal court
in 1732 and the Russian imperial court
in 1735-1737.
conterraneum meum, quem meo nomine quam humanissime salutes, precor. Celeberrimum D[ominu]m BoerhaaviumBoerhaave, Herman (1668-1738).
Dutch. Professor of medicine, botany and
chemistry at Leiden. One of the most
influential professors of medicine of
the eighteenth century. Linnaeus visited
him during his stay in Holland.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
, data occasione, Gronovios[4] clarissimos, RoyeniumRoyen, Adriaan van (1705-1779).
Dutch. Professor of botany, director of
the botanical garden of Leiden.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
eruditissimum, aliosque, qui Leidae sunt, amicos, salvos sospitesque jubeas, oro rogoque.

Vale et me amare perge.

Scribebam Petropoli d[ie] 23a Ian[uarii] 1738.

upSUMMARY

As Linnaeus requested, Johann Amman has sent him a Johann Georg Siegesbeckís dissertation, which is very critical of Linnaeus, together with Siegesbeckís Botanosophiae verioris sciagraphia. Linnaeus is not to worry about the cost of the packets Amman sends to him. The package from Johan Frederik Gronovious, which Linnaeus told him he was about to receive, has not yet arrived. When Linnaeus returns to Stockholm, Amman will write him more at length, directing his letter to the Swiss Johann Karl Hedlinger, to whom Amman sends his best compliments. Amman also wants Linnaeus to greet Herman Boerhaave, Adriaan van Royen, Johan Frederik Gronovius and Laurens Theodor Gronovius, and any others of Ammanís Leiden friends.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (LS, I, 132). [1]

upEDITIONS

1. A selection (1821), vol. 2, p. 196   p.196.
2. Bref och skrifvelser (1916), vol. II:1, p. 56   p.56.

upTEXTUAL NOTES

a.
MS1 <phyliris> philyris.