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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L0634 • Albrecht von Haller to Carl Linnaeus, 10 June 1745 n.s.
Dated 10 Junii 1745. Sent from Göttingen (Germany) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Latin.

Celeberrimo Linnaeo S[alutem],

Has responsorias committo D[omino] RoseenioRosenblad, Eberhard
(1714-1796). Swedish. Born
Rosén, ennobled Rosenblad in
1770, brother of Nils Rosén von
Rosenstein. Professor of medicine at
Lund in 1744.
, collegae Tui[1] fratri, qui reddi curabit. Ego quidem dives non sum. Literarum tamen amore abreptus nulli sumtui parco, quo possim aliquid addiscere, quare omnia, quae mittes, semina et reliqua etiam cum aliquo impendio gratissima erunt.

Dissertationem Tuam, qua mirabilis historia continetur,[2] recensui in literariis nostris novis.[3] Mittam v[ero] recensionem, quam primum potero, Norinbergam ad amicissimum TreuriumTrew, Christopher Jacob
(1695-1769). German. Botanist,
physician and counsellor of the margrave
of Ansbach.
, qui nuper Vestri Collegii Director creatus est.[4] Semina Tua mihi semper erunt acceptissima. Dracocephalon 5 non possideo. Semina vero, si quae velles nossem, reservabo; misi autem quae olim habebant. Phlomis Tartarica nunc floret et chamaecerasus et alia nova, tum campanula Echii folio, symphytum ThaliiThal, Johann (1542/43-1583).
German. Botanist and physician in
Nordhausen.
, &c. Faciam, ut ne sim penitus inutilis Tibi amicus. Societati mittam certo hac aestate, quae promisi. Obruor vero negociis, quae[a][a] : MS1 <quod> quae in patriam itinere facto paucis abhinc diebus redux offendi.[5] RuppiiRuppe, Heinrich Bernhard
(1688-1719). German. Student of
medicine, botanist, author of the
Flora Jenensis (1718).
floram[6] mitto ad D[ominum] Gentzen[7] et exspecto vicissim a Te diss[ertationes] aliquas Suecicas, anatomici aut botanici argumenti.

Nihil, nisi fallor, apud nos prodiit in rem Tuam praeter cujusdam D[omini] MoroMoro, Antonio Lazzaro (?-?).
Italian. Priest from Verona who wrote a
remarkable work, De’ crostacei e
degli altri marini corpi che si trouvano
su’ monti
(1740), where he proposes
his theories on the changes of earth
after the creation.
libellum de telluris mutatione a Vulcanis, quos putat effecisse illam copiam marinorum corporum per omnem telluris superficiem sparsorum.[8] Exemplar offert pretio EhrhardusEhrhart, Balthazar (1700-1756).
German. Physician of Memmingen.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
,[b][b] : MS1 Ehrhardus a quo fasciculus Tibi destinatus mihi praesto est.

Vale et me porro ama!

D[abam] 10 Junii 1745.

[address] A Monsieur / Monsieur Linnaeus Professeur / en Botanique[c][c] : MS1 <Anatomie> Botanique / trez celebre / a Upsal

upSUMMARY

Eberhard Rosenblad, the brother of Nils Rosén von Rosenstein, will deliver this letter.

Albrecht von Haller has reviewed Linnaeus’s dissertation [on Peloria] in Göttische Zeitungen von Gelehrten Sachen and will send it to Christopher Jacob Trew. He does not have Dracocephalum, no. 5. Phlomis tartarica is in flower, just as Campanula Echii folio, Symphytum (Thal), etc. He has sent Heinrich Bernhard Ruppe’s Flora Jenensis to Linnaeus. A little book by Antonio Lazzaro Moro on changes caused by vulcanoes has been published, which can be bought from Johann Balthasar Erhard.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (LS, VI, 182). [1] [2]

upEDITIONS

1. A selection (1821), vol. 2, p. 376-377   p.376  p.377.

upTEXTUAL NOTES

a.
MS1 <quod> quae
b.
MS1 Ehrhardus
c.
MS1 <Anatomie> Botanique

upEXPLANATORY NOTES

1.
He is Eberhard Rosén, ennobled Rosenblad in 1770, the brother of Nils Rosén von RosensteinRosén von Rosenstein, Nils
(1706-1773). Swedish. Physician
and professor of medicine. Colleague of
Linnaeus at Uppsala. The founder of
modern pediatrics. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
. He visited Albrecht von Haller in 1745-1746.
2.
Linnaeus, Dissertatio botanica de PeloriaLinnaeus, Carl Dissertatio
botanica de Peloria
, diss., resp. D.
Rudberg (Uppsala 1744). Soulsby no.
1395.
. For this “monsterplant”, which caused Linnaeus so many problems, see Linnell, “Några ord om Linnés Peloria och dess locus classicus”Linnell, T. “Några ord om
Linnés Peloria och dess locus
classicus”, SLÅ 35 (1952),
62-70.
.
3.
4.
The correspondence between Albrecht von Haller and Christopher Jacob Trew was edited by H. Steinke, Die Korrespondenz zwischen Albrecht von Haller und Christoph Jakob TrewSteinke, H. Die Korrespondenz
zwischen Albrecht von Haller und
Christoph Jakob Trew
(Berne 1995).
.
5.
In 1745 Haller became a member of the Parliament at Berne.
6.
7.
He is probably Johann Georg HeinzeHeinze, Johann Georg
(1719-1801). German. Physician, doctor
of medicine at Halle.
, one of Haller’s correspondents.
8.
Moro, De’ crostacei e degli altri marini corpi che si trouvano su’ montiMoro, Antonio Lazzaro De’
crostacei e degli altri marini corpi che
si trouvano su’ monti
(Venice 1740).
. Here are proposed the remarkable theories regarding the changes of earth after the creation of the world.