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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L0828 • Pierre Barrère to Carl Linnaeus, 18 August 1747 n.s.
Dated decimo quinto Cal. Sept. 1747. Sent from Paris (France) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Latin.

Clariss. Viro
D[omino]D[octori] Carolo Linnaeo
Med[ico] Et Botan[ico] Prof[essori] Upsaliensi.

Grates rependere dignas pro seminibus plantarum, haud opis est nostrae.[1]

Opuscula mea non sat probo, tu nimis laudas. Doleo ex animo quod non liceat explere optata tua; Supellectilis exportatio miscuit omnia, musaeum, herbarium, libros, sileo parentum funera, lites, o bone Deus! nondum finis.

Quotiescumque igitur a gravissimis curis, quibus undequaque obruor, mihi respirare licuerit, iterabo aequor.[a][a] : Hor. Carm. 1, 7, 32

Tibi Addictissimus

Petrus Barrere.

Perpiniani decimo quinto
Cal[endas] Sept[embres] 1747.

[address] À Monsieur / Monsieur Charles Linnaeus / professeur en medicine et en / Botanique &c. / à Upsal / En Suede.

upSUMMARY

Pierre Barrère finds it beyond his power to thank appropriately for the seeds. Barrèreís small works do not deserve Linnaeusís great praise. It hurts him not to be able to fulfil Linnaeusís wishes. Carrying out the furnishings has mixed up everything, museum, herbarium and books, not to mention the funeral of his parents, the quarrels. It is not over yet.

Whenever Barrère will be able to breath freely after all the troubles he will embark again.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (LS, I, 351-352). [1] [2] [3]

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1916), vol. II:1, p. 163   p.163.

upTEXTUAL NOTES

a.
Hor. Carm. 1, 7, 32

upEXPLANATORY NOTES

1.
Linnaeus sent a letter with seeds which has not come down to us.