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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L0784 • Joseph von Rathgeb to Carl Linnaeus, 2 February 1748 n.s.
Dated 2 Februarij 1747/8. Sent from Venezia (Italia) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Latin.

Viro Nobilissimo Doctissimoque
Carolo Linnaeo, Archiatro P[erillustri] Reg[is] Sv[eciae], Medi[cinae] et Bot[anices] Prof[essori] Ups[aliensi],
S[alutem] P[lurimam] D[icit]
Joseph a Rathgeb.

Quae epistola mea d[e] d[ie] 26 Jan[uarii] proxime elapsi Tibi, Vir Nobilissime Celeberrimeque, promisi, semina me propediem missurum, ea hic adjuncta accipies.[1] De iisdem autem denuo eadem repetere, quae jam scripsi, necessarium non judico. Superest, ut suo tempore certior a te fiam, num diligentia, quam in hac re consumpsi, tibi grata acciderit. Id autem etiam advertendum restat plantas ipsas cum descriptionibus auctorum coram conferri debere, eo quod saepius evenire solet, ut, qui Semina colligunt, in iis denominandis se ipsos fallant. Desidero etiam ex Te intelligere, utrum haec via, quae eadem est quam cum SeguieriiSéguier, Jean François
(1703-1784). French. Antiquarian
and botanist, Nimes. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
Libro tenui, Tibi incommodum apportarit, quod si hoc meliorem me docebis.[2]

Vale et, quod impense precor, amore me tuo prosequi perge, certumque habe me nihil omissurum, quo obsequium et observantia, quam Nomini Tuo immortali profiteor, quavis occasione, quantum vires meae patiuntur, Tibi probetur. Quoties novi aliquid in re Botanica, quae valde magna incrementa Tibi debet, editurus. Fac, ne ignorem iterumque Vale!

Venetiis 2 Februarii 1747/8.[3]

[address] D[o]m[i]no Linnaeo Upsaliae

[Note by Linnaeus] [b][b] : MS1 [added by Linnaeus on the
back of the letter
]
Publice Philosophiam Vitae humanae, quae Diaeticae nomine venit, [c][c] : MS1 [added above the line] omnium facultatum studiosis[c][c] : MS1 [added above the line] hora X proximo die martis in[d][d] : MS1 <[in gratiam]> [added
above the line
] in
audit[orio] Gustavianao [e][e] : MS1 [added above the line] v[olente] D[eo][e][e] : MS1 [added above the line] praelegam.[3]

Privatim absoluto[f][f] : MS1 <Partes Histo>
praeterito
praeterito anno mineralogiam privatim [g][g] : MS1 <absolvimus> privatim hoc intervallo[h][h] : MS1 <vero> intervallo Zoologiam exposituri sumus una[i][i] : MS1 <usquedum> una cum artis Botanices theoria, usquedum mitior Phoebus admittat[j][j] : MS1 <publice> admittat rimari Beatae Patriae Gazas et summi conditoris miracula[k][k] : MS1 <mysteria> miracula .[b][b] : MS1 [added by Linnaeus on the
back of the letter
]

upSUMMARY

Joseph von Rathgeb sends the seeds that he promised in his last letter of 26 January 1748 n.s. He wants to know whether to continue sending things in the same way as he sent Jean François Séguier’s Plantae Veronenses.

P.S. (by Linnaeus)
Linnaeus mentions that he will lecture on Dietica in auditorium Gustavianum. Last year he privately taught mineralogy. This year he will privately teach zoology and theoretical botany.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original (LS, XII, 109-110). [1] [2] [3]

upTEXTUAL NOTES

a.
[added by Rathgeb]
b.
MS1 [added by Linnaeus on the back of the letter]
c.
MS1 [added above the line]
d.
MS1 <[in gratiam]> [added above the line] in
e.
MS1 [added above the line]
f.
MS1 <Partes Histo> praeterito
g.
MS1 <absolvimus> privatim
h.
MS1 <vero> intervallo
i.
MS1 <usquedum> una
j.
MS1 <publice> admittat
k.
MS1 <mysteria> miracula