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Link: • Ernst Friedrich Burchard to Carl Linnaeus, 8 January 1748 n.s.
Dated 8. Ian. 1748. Sent from Rostock (Germany) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Latin.


Ernst Friedrich BurchardBurchard, Ernst Friedrich
(1724-1749). German. Doctor of
medicine, Rostock. Correspondent of
has been very surprised and flattered by Linnaeusís comments on the paper he had sent to the Royal Society of Sciences at Uppsala [Kungliga Vetenskaps-Societeten i UppsalaKungliga Vetenskaps-Societeten i
Swedish. The Royal
Society of Sciences at Uppsala was
founded in 1728.
][see, Burchard to Linnaeus, 1748Letter L5945] and that Linnaeus wants to print it in its Acta. Burchard gives his permission but leaves the final decision to Linnaeus.

Burchard has found a new variant of Sambucus herbachea in a cemetery in Pomerania, growing together with the common variant but taller and with fewer flowers. He has managed to get a root of it separately and is eager to see how it develops. Burchard has also found a new species of Chenopodium, and he describes its more important features. Burchard is not sure if a species of Pharnaceus, found in sandy places, is the same as the one published by Adriaan van Royen Royen, Adriaan van (1705-1779).
Dutch. Professor of botany, director of
the botanical garden of Leiden.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
or not. He sends some dried parts and adds a short description of its growth and its flowers. Burchard has been told about a small well, with a water free from minerals but with a taste like wild strawberries and a smell like Iris florentina. It had appeared just two years earlier, and its owner does not want it known since he would not like getting lots of visitors during summer. Burchard has received a quantity that he has tested, and he has found it free from sediments and rather lasting. Burchard would like to try it with electricity, but he is not quite sure of that test. Burchard has nothing to report on minerals or on animals, except one thing, a mere curiosity: He encloses a delineation from Christian HarningHarning, Christian German.
Consul and secretary, Warna.
[fol. 332] of a small silver ring found around one eye of a perch that had been caught some years before. Both the ring and the skull of the fish are kept in the city of Warna. Burchard has got fewer seeds from Achyrantis than usual, but he will try to get some from Leipzig and send them to Linnaeus.


a. (LS, II, 330-331). [1] [2] [3] [4]


1. Bref och skrifvelser (1943), vol. II:2, p. 28-30   p.28  p.29  p.30.