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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L0269 • Christian Gottlieb Ludwig to Carl Linnaeus, 19 January 1739 n.s.
Dated XIX Jan. 1739. Sent from Leipzig (Germany) to (). Written in Latin.

EXCELLENTISSIMO
D[omino] Linnaeo
S[alutem] pl[urimam] d[icit]
D[ominus] Ludwig.

Quanto desiderio Tuos exoptaverim amplexus, amici sciunt, quibus maximam de colloquio Tuo spem faciebam. Dubia Tecum communicanda jam jam exposueram, quo eo melius Tua excipere potuissem monita. Interim litterae amicissimi HalleriHaller, Albrecht von
(1708-1777). Swiss. Naturalist and
poet, professor of medicine, botany,
anatomy and surgery at Göttingen
1736-1753. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
omnem Te videndi spem eripiebant. Nunc cum nesciam, quonam in loco patriae sedem Tuam fixam elegeris, hasce fortunae trado litteras, quo animi affectum et amicitiam olim probatam Tibi denuo offerre possim. Quum vero nesciam, an haec ad Te perveniant amicitiae signa, brevissimis tantum Te certiorem reddo me litteras Tuas [accepisse]. Si et imposterum illis me dignum judicare velis, per D[o]m[inum] D[octorem] Kulmus[sic] juniorem[1] vel per D[o]m[inum] D[octorem] StuartStuart, (?-?). German. Doctor
of medicine, physician at Danzig.
, Medicinae practicos Dantiscanos, illas ad me pervenire posse. Non intermittam hac via, si rerum tuarum statum praesentem mihi aperias, responsorias dare quam citissime. Quae omnia in hunc usque diem acta, Tecum communicare poterunt. Quod reliquum est de applausu orbis eruditi, de honoribus quos patria Tibi decrevit, ex animo gratulor, quo post tot exanthlatos labores otium litterarium obtineas exarandis novis scriptis aptissimum. Litteras hasce Cel[eberrimo] BurmannoBurman, Johannes (1707-1779).
Dutch. Botanist, professor of medicine
in Amsterdam. Close friend of Linnaeus.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
tradidi, cujus benevolentiae grates persolvere non intermittam, si haec ad Te pervenisse cognovero. Vale meque favore Tuo dignum judica!

Dab[am] Lipsiae d[ie] XIX Jan[uarii] 1739.

[address] A Monsieur / Monsieur le Docteur / Linnaeus Medicin fort / celebre.

upSUMMARY

Christian Gottlieb Ludwig has lost all hope of seeing Linnaeus in Germany. He does not know where in Sweden Linnaeus lives. If Linnaeus wants to continue their friendship, letters can be sent through Kulm the Younger or Stuart, physicians in Danzig. The present letter is sent with Johannes Burman.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (LS, IX, 509). [1] [2]

upEXPLANATORY NOTES

1.