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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L0258 • Georg Dionysius Ehret to Carl Linnaeus, November 1738 n.s.
Dated . Sent from Chelsea (Great Britain) to (). Written in German.

HochzuEhrenter Herr Doctor!

Die Julas von der Hura habe observiret in dem Chelseyanischen Garden, welche alda in gröster perfection floriret hat, und beÿ nachsehung des Horti Cliffortiani[1] so habe von der Jula nichts darinnen finden können, habe demnach eine exacte zeignung davon zumachen nicht ermanglen wollen. Wann also diese Caracteres meinen HochzuEhrenten Herrn Dr, plaisir machen, so befehlen Sie ferner in andres dergleichen mich zu amploiren,

Ich bin Jederzeit bereit zu dienen.
Dero gehorsamsten diener.

G. D. Ehret.

[address] To / Dr Linnaeus[2]

upSUMMARY

Georg Dionysius EhretEhret, Georg Dionysius
(1710-1770). German/British. Botanical
illustrator. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
has seen the Jula from the Hura in the Chelsea Physic GardenThe Chelsea Physic Garden,
British. Founded in 1673 by the Society
of Apothecaries.
, where it flowered perfectly. He had looked for it in Hortus CliffortianusLinnaeus, Carl Hortus
Cliffortianus, plantas exhibens quas in
hortis tam vivis quam siccis Hartecampi
in Hollandia coluit [...] Georgius
Clifford
(Amsterdam 1737). Soulsby
no. 328.
but not found it, so he has made a drawing and a character of it which he sends to Linnaeus.

He hopes it will please Linnaeus and invites Linnaeus to give him other similar tasks.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (LS, III, 412a). [1] [2]

upEXPLANATORY NOTES

1.
Linnaeus, Hortus CliffortianusLinnaeus, Carl Hortus
Cliffortianus, plantas exhibens quas in
hortis tam vivis quam siccis Hartecampi
in Hollandia coluit [...] Georgius
Clifford
(Amsterdam 1737). Soulsby
no. 328.
. See Georg Dionysios Ehretís first report on this subject, in Ehret to Linnaeus, 3 October 1736 o.s., 14 October 1736 n.s.Letter L0106
2.
The letter is accompanied by an illustration ((L.S., III, 412a{img-L0258-01.jpg}).