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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L0455 • Bernard de Jussieu to Carl Linnaeus, 15 February 1742 n.s.
Dated 15a Februarii 1742. Sent from Paris (France) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Latin.

Vir Clarissime, Amice Optime,

Redditae mihi fuere literae tuae gratissimae, quibus responsa facere volui non semel, et quominus scriberem plurima detinuere negotia. Parcas, quaeso, elapsae meae negligentiae, quasdam si praetermiserim occasiones meum erga te significandi studium. Varia suscepi itinera, totoque autumno praeterito circa littora Neustriae maritima erravi; nova non pauca detexi, quibus animale regnum aliquando ditatum miraberis. Meae vero, antequam prodeant in lucem, observationes ulterius indagari has res animus est. Te professorem botanices in Upsala audivi summa cum laetitia; florae devotus omnino poteris viam quam monstrasti facilem amplius aperire, naturalemque methodum tandem perficere, quam desiderant et expectant botanophyli omnes. Nil novi apud nos praeter tentamen historiae naturalis provinciae Cayenensis, et herbarum oflicinalium catalogum. Ista opuscula tradet Tibi chirurgus Comitis de Tessin, cum redibit in patriam. Addam et his fasciculum quaestionum medicarum facultatis Parisiensis. Quaecumque ad me misisti, nondum ad meas manus pervenere; gratias ago tamen plurimas pro ea, qua me prosequeris benevolentia; in grati animi recordationem nonnulla offero semina exotica. Servet te deus T[er] O[ptimus] M[aximus] diu incolumem. Vale, et me tibi devinctissimum credas

Bernardum de Jussieu.

Parisiis die 15a februarii 1742.

Salutat Te plurimum frater meus gratulanturque tibi amici optimi, quos Parisiis novisti.

upSUMMARY

Bernhard de JussieuJussieu, Bernard de
(1699-1777). French. Professor of
botany, brother of Antoine and Joseph de
Jussieu. Demonstrator at the Jardin des
plantes. Sébastien Vaillantís
successor. Uncle of Antoine Laurent de
Jussieu. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
has received the letter from Linnaeus [Linnaeus to Jussieu, 30 May 1741Letter L0432] and thanks for it. He apologises for not having answered earlier, but he has been prevented by other matters. Thus, he had travelled a lot in the autumn around the coast of Normandy and discovered several new species, which will surprise several since they really belong to the realm of animals. Jussieu has to examine them a little more before publishing anything.

Jussieu had heard that Linnaeus had become a professor in Uppsala and he congratulates him. Now, he will have time to finish and to publish the natural method which all botanists need and wait for.

There is no news from Paris except a botanical treatise on the Cayenne islands [Pierre BarrèreBarrère, Pierre
(1690-1755). French. Professor of
medicine, Perpignan. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
Nouvelle relation de la France equinoxialeBarrère, Pierre
Nouvelle relation de la France
equinoxiale, contenant la description
des côtes de la Guiane; de líisle
de Cayenne; le commerce de cette
colonie; les diverse changemens
arrivés dans ces pays; & les
múurs & coûtumes des
différens peuples sauvages qui
líhabitent
(Paris 1743).
] and a catalogue of officinal plants. Carl Gustaf TessinísTessin, Carl Gustaf
(1695-1770). Swedish. Count, important
politician and patron of science and
art. He supported Swedish artists and
scientists and collected art, books and
natural history objects. He assisted
Linnaeusís career in many ways. Married
to Lovisa Ulrica Tessin. Uncle to
Fredrik Sparre. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
surgeon will bring those books to Sweden when he returns there. Jussieu will alos add a Fasciculus of medical questions from the Faculty of medicine [of the University of the Sorbonne]. The books sent by Linnaeus have not yet arrived, but Jussieu thanks Linnaeus for his generosity. Jussieu will offer him some exotic seeds.

P.S. Jussieu sends greetings from his brother [Antoine de JussieuJussieu, Antoine de
(1686-1758). French. Botanist,
professor of botany, Paris. Brother of
Bernard and Joseph de Jussieu. Joseph
Pitton de Tournefortís successor. Uncle
of Antoine Laurent de Jussieu.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
] and friends in Paris.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. (LS, VII, 386-387). [1] [2] [3]

upEDITIONS

1. A selection (1821), vol. 2, p. 212-213   p.212  p.213.
2. Epistolś Caroli a Linnť ad Bernardum de Jussieu ineditś (1854), p. 194-195   p.194  p.195.