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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L0246 • Albrecht von Haller to Carl Linnaeus, 14 March 1738 n.s.
Dated 14 [martii] 1738. Sent from Göttingen (Germany) to (). Written in Latin.

Magno Botanico,
Carolo Linnaeo,
S[alutem]
A[lbertus] Haller.

Licet non sit admodum quod scribam, nolui tamen hasce ad WischoffiumWishoff, Conrad (?-?). Dutch.
Publisher in Leiden 1710-1750. Wishoff
published Classes plantarum and
Genera plantarum by Linnaeus as
well as Pehr Artedi’s
Ichtyologia. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
dare Te praetermisso. Exspecto Te quotidie. Finita Anatome jam vacaturus Tibi & florae. Sum in Papilionaceis disponendis. Haereo in viciis & quibusdam Trifoliis. Nihil rescripsit CliffortClifford, George (1685-1760).
Dutch. Banker and merchant in Amsterdam,
Linnaeus’s benefactor. Owner of
Hartecamp and its botanical garden
outside Haarlem. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
. RoyeniiRoyen, Adriaan van (1705-1779).
Dutch. Professor of botany, director of
the botanical garden of Leiden.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
semina non adcepi. Cura, cito adsis! Scripsit LudwigLudwig, Christian Gottlieb
(1709-1773). German. Physician.
Professor of medicine in Leipzig. One of
Linnaeus’s early opponents.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
se nihil contra Te moliri.[1] Communis vobis hostis est SiegesbeckSiegesbeck, 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.
, qui et contra Lipsiensem nostrum[a][a] : MS1 nostrum <scripsit> aliquid acerbius edidit.[2] Misit Aphorismos Botanicos,[3] elegans compendium fabricae plantarum. Caeterum Tuis fundamentis[4] plurimum est Usus. Nuper a[utem] sunt editi. Ibit, opinor, meo sumtu in Alpes D[ominus] Huber[us]Huber, Johannes Jacobus
(1707-1778). German. Anatomist,
botanist. Professor at Kassel. Albrecht
von Haller’s assistant.
spicilegium facturus ad[b][b] : MS1 [added above the line] synopsin[c][c] : MS1 <synopseos> synopsin stirpium Helveticarum, ubi quotidie plantulas quasdam mihi deesse conperio non sine dolore. Mineras non misi Cliffortio, quia non rescripsit. Tu selige Tibi & ipsi, quae volueris. Cura, si placet, persuadeas Wischoffio, ut plantar[um] novar[um] quasdam icones sculpat. Exiguus erit sumtus, stirpes vero elegantes.[5] Non nisi novas aut summe dubias seligam. Placent hae icones semidoctis absque iis liber siccus quasi videtur & taediosus.

Vale et adesto exoptatus hospes!

In Georgia Augusta d[ie] 14 {sym-martii+martii} 1738.

[address] A Monsieur / Monsieur Linnaeus Docteur en / Medecine Membre de l’Acad. / Imperiale / A Leyde

upSUMMARY

Albrecht von Haller is expecting Linnaeus any day. He is now arranging the Papilionaceae. The Viciae and some of the Trifolia cause problems. George Clifford has not answered his letter. Adriaan van Royen has sent no seeds. Christian Gottlieb Ludwig has written that he does not plan to attack Linnaeus. Johann Georg Siegesbeck is the enemy both of Linnaeus and Ludwig. The latter has sent his Aphorismi botanici, a compendium of the structure of plants, in which he has made great use of Linnaeus. Haller hopes to send Johannes Jacobus Huber to the Alps to collect plants for his “Synopsis”. He would like Conrad Wischoff to engrave some plates of the new plants.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (LS, VI, 166). [1] [2]

upEDITIONS

1. A selection (1821), vol. 2, p. 318-319   p.318  p.319.

upTEXTUAL NOTES

a.
MS1 nostrum <scripsit>
b.
MS1 [added above the line]
c.
MS1 <synopseos> synopsin