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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L0960 • Everard Jacob van Wachendorff to Carl Linnaeus, 10 September 1748 n.s.
Dated 17 10/9 48. Sent from Utrecht (Netherlands) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Latin.

Viro illustri,
D[omino] D[octori] CAROLO LINNAEO,
Professori Upsaliensi, summo Botanico,
S[alutem] pl[urimam] d[icit]
E[verardus] J[acobus] V[an] Wachendorff.

Quod fetum nostrum, immaturum sane & naevis deturpatum saepe foedissimis, quos quotidie dolens detego, tuoque adspectu, nedum favore vel ea de caussa, prorsus indignum, tam benevole excipere volueris, vehementer equidem laetor. Utilitati studiosorum quam famae meae plus consulens nec inmemor istius Phaedrae. Canis festinans caecos parit catulos; in lucem emissus est publicam. Tu, quaeso, pro ea, qua es humanitate, ignosce, & medicinam suggere, ut posthac minus mutilus prodire queat.

Nova genera vel nulla possideo vel saltem hodie non florent.

Mecum utinam velles ea communicare indicando titulos, quae Coldenus, Kalmius, Guettardus, Rathgebius, Gleditschius, Gmelinus edidere botanica tuaque prementes vestigia alii!

Quos autem praeterea narras auctores de flora Zeylan[ica], Horto Upsal[iensi], Systematis naturae 5a editione, dissert[ationibus] de Amphibis, Surinam[ensibus], flora oeconom[ica], curiositate naturali, materie medica, Itinere Westrogothico, ceteris, quosque recenses in Flora tua Suecica, praeter Rudbeckii dissert[ationem] de fund[amentali] pl[antarum] notitia, Tua fundam[enta] bot[anica] & Crit[icam] botan[icam] & Gen[era] pl[antarum] & class[es] pl[antarum] & Bibl[iotecam] bot[anicam] & meth[odum] plant[arum] & Fl[oram] Lapp[onicam] & Hort[um] Cliff[ortianum] & Virid[arium] Cliff[ortianum] & Musam Cliff[ortianam] & Artedi Ichth[yologiam] & anim[alia] Suec[iae] & orat[ionem] tam de insect[is] propr[iis] quam de perigrin[is] intra patriam quam denique de telluris habit[ationis] increm[entione], & acta Stockh[olmensia] usque ad ann[um] 1746 mens[em] Junium & Act[a] Ups[aliensia] ann[is] 1740 & 41 & BroWallii exam[en] epicr[isis] Siegesb[eckii]; hos enim possideo auctore sibi enumeratos reliquos desiderans. Eos itaque omnes, quos potes, si pro me emere velles & Holmiam mittere D[omin]o Johanni Gottlieb Cöhler, qui eos porro ad me transmittet, pergratum mihi faceres, qui etiam sine mora Tibi impensas, quas meo nomine hac de caussa facies, tradita apocha reddet.

Ceterum, Vir Cl[arissime], vive diu felix in honorem & utilitatem historiae naturalis Reique Botanicae & me ama!

Dabam Trajecti ad Rhenum 17 10/9 48.

Viro Clarissimo
D[omino] D[octori] Carolo Linnaeo, archiatro
Regio, Professori medico & Botanico Upsaliensi.

Si auderem, rogassem, ut rara quaedam, quorum tibi est copia, plantarum semina nobiscum communicare velles!

upSUMMARY

Everard Jacob van WachendorffWachendorff, Everard Jacob van
(1702-1758). Dutch. Physician and
botanist. Studied in Leiden and Utrecht.
Professor of medicine, chemistry and
botany at Utrecht. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
is happy that Linnaeus was pleased with the work he sent him [Wachendorff refers to his Horti Ultrajectini indexWachendorff, Everard Jacob van
Horti Ultrajectini index (Utrecht
1747).
, see his letter to Linnaeus, 15 December 1747Letter L0782], though it is full of deficiencies.

Wachendorff has no new genera to send.

Wachendorff would like to know what Cadwallader ColdenColden, Cadwallader
(1688-1776). American. Physician of
Scottish origin, botanist, physicist,
politician. Lieutenant governor of New
York. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
, Pehr KalmKalm, Pehr (1716-1779).
Swedish. Botanist and traveller,
professor of natural history at
Åbo. Disciple of Linnaeus.
Travelled in North America 1748-1751.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
, Jean Etienne GuettardGuettard, Jean Etienne
(1715-1786). French. Naturalist,
geologist and mineralogist. Director of
the museum of natural history objects of
the duke of Orléans. Best known
for his geological and mineralogical
studies of France. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
, Joseph von RathgebRathgeb, Joseph von
(17??-1753). Austrian. Naturalist,
imperial legate at Venice. Correspondent
of Linnaeus.
, Johann GottliebGleditschGleditsch, Johann Gottlieb
(1714-1786). German. Botanist and
sylviculturist in Berlin, disciple of
Anton Wilhelm Platz and Johann Ernst
Hebenstreit, supervisor of Caspar Bose’s
garden 1731-1735, professor at the
Collegium Medico-Chirurgicum in 1746.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
and Johann Georg GmelinGmelin, Johann Georg
(1709-1755). German. Voyager, botanist
and chemist. At the initiative of
empress Anna of Russia he spent ten
years (1733-1743) exploring Siberia. In
1749 he became professor of botany and
chemistry at Tübingen. Together
with his nephew Samuel Gottlieb he wrote
Flora Sibirica (1747-1769).
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
have published in the field of botany.

Wachendorff states which works he would like Linnaeus to buy for him: Flora ZeylanicaLinnaeus, Carl Flora
Zeylanica; sistens plantas Indicas
Zeylonae insulae, quae olim 1670-1677,
lectae fuere a Paulo Hermanno [...]
demum post 70 annos ab Augusto
Günthero [...] orbi redditae

(Stockholm,1747). Soulsby no. 420.
, Hortus UpsaliensisLinnaeus, Carl Hortus
Upsaliensis
, resp. S. Nauclér
(Upsala, 1745). Soulsby no. 1424.
[Wachendorff refers presumably to the edition from 1745], Systema Naturae5th editionLinnaeus, Carl Caroli Linnaei
Naturae curiosorum Dioscoridis secundi
Systema Naturae, in quo Naturae Regna
tria secundum classes, ordines, genera,
species systematice proponuntur
, 5th
edition (Halle, 1747). Soulsby 50.
, De amphibi Surinam [Wachendorff refers to Surinamensia GrillianaLinnaeus, Carl Surinamensia
Grilliana
, diss., resp. P. Sundius
(Stockholm [1748]).
], Flora oeconomicaLinnaeus, Carl Flora
oeconomica
, diss., resp. E. Aspelin
(Uppsala, 1748). Soulsby no. 1490.
, Specimen academicum de curiositate naturaliLinnaeus, Carl Specimen
academicum de curiositate naturali
,
diss., resp. O. Söderberg
(Stockholm [1748]). Soulsby no. 1500.
, Materie medica [the first work by Linnaeus entitled Materia MedicaLinnaeus, Carl Materia
Medica. Liber I. De plantis secundum:
genera, loca, nomina, qualitates, vires,
differentias, durationes, simplicia,
modos, usus, synonyma, culturas,
praeparata, potentias, composita,
digestus, &c.
I-II (Stockholm
1749). Soulsby no. 968.
, was published in 1749], Wäst-göta-resaLinnaeus, Carl
Wäst-göta-resa på
riksens högloflige ständers
befallning förrättad år
1746. Med anmärkningar uti
oeconomien, naturkunnogheten,
antiquiteter, inwånarnes seder och
lefnads-sätt
(Stockholm 1747).
, Flora Svecica, Stockholm ed.Linnaeus, Carl Flora Svecica,
exhibens plantas per regnum Sveciae
crescentes, systematice cum differentiis
specierum, synonymis autorum, nominibus,
incolarum, solo locorum, usu
pharmacopaeorum
(Stockholm, 1745).
Soulsby no. 407.
, Olof Rudbeck’sRudbeck, Olof (1660-1740).
Swedish. Professor of medicine,
botanist, ornithologist, travelled in
Lapland. Linnaeus’s teacher.
, De fundamentali plantarum notitia rite acquirendaRudbeck, Olof De fundamentali
plantarum notitia rite acquirenda

(Utrecht, 1690).
, Fundamenta botanicaLinnaeus, Carl Fundamenta
botanica, quae majorum operum prodromi
instar theoriam scientiae botanices per
breves aphorismos tradunt
(Amsterdam
1736). Soulsby no. 253.
[it is unclear which edition Wachendorff might refer to], Critica botanicaLinnaeus, Carl Critica
botanica, in qua nomina plantarum
generica, specifica & variantia
examini subjiciuntur, selectiora
confirmantur, indigna rejiciuntur;
simulque doctrina circa denominationem
plantarum traditur. Seu Fundamentorum
botanicorum pars IV. Accedit J.
Browallii De necessitate historiae
naturalis discursus
(Leiden 1737).
, Classes plantarum seu systemata plantarumLinnaeus, Carl Classes
plantarum seu systemata plantarum. Omnia
a fructificatione desumta, quorum XVI
universalia & XIII partialia,
compendiose proposita secundum classes,
ordines et nomina generica cum clave
cujusvis methodi et synonymis genericis.
Fundamentorum botanicorum pars II

(Leiden 1738).
, Bibliotheca botanica. Editio novaLinnaeus, Carl Bibliotheca
botanica. Editio nova multo
correctior
(Halle, 1747). Soulsby
no. 251.
, Meth. plant. [Wachendorff refers to Methodus sexualisLinnaeus, Carl Methodus
sexualis sistens genera plantarum
secundum mares et feminas in classes et
ordines redacta
(Leiden, 1737).
Soulsby no. 285b.
], Flora LapponicaLinnaeus, Carl Flora
Lapponica exhibens plantas per Lapponiam
crescentes, secundum systema sexuale
collectas in itinere [...] Additis
synonymis, & locis natalibus omnium,
descriptionibus & figuris rariorum,
viribus medicatis & oeconomicis
plurimarum
(Amsterdam, 1737).
Soulsby no. 279.
, Hortus CliffortianusLinnaeus, Carl Hortus
Cliffortianus, plantas exhibens quas in
hortis tam vivis quam siccis Hartecampi
in Hollandia coluit [...] Georgius
Clifford
(Amsterdam 1737). Soulsby
no. 328.
, Viridarium CliffortianumLinnaeus, Carl Viridarium
Cliffortianum, in quo exhibenter plantae
omnes, quas vivas aluit Hortus
Hartecampensis annis 1735, 1736, 1737.
Indicatae nominibus ex Horto
Cliffortiano depromptis
(Amsterdam
1737). Soulsby no. 331.
, Musa CliffortianaLinnaeus, Carl Musa
Cliffortiana florens Hartecampi 1736
prope Harlemum
(Leiden 1736).
, Peter Artedi’sArtedi, Peter (1705-1735).
Swedish. Ichtyologist. Close friend of
Linnaeus.
, Ichthyologia sive opera omnia de piscibusArtedi, Peter Ichthyologia
sive opera omnia de piscibus, scilicet:
Bibliotheca ichthyologica. Philosophia
ichthyologica. Genera piscium. Synonymia
specierum. Descriptiones specierum.
Omnia in hoc genere perfectiora, quam
antea ulla. Posthuma vindicavit,
recognovit, coaptavit & edidit
Carolus Linnaeus
(Leiden 1738).
, Ichthyologia sive opera omnia de piscibusArtedi, Peter Ichthyologia
sive opera omnia de piscibus, scilicet:
Bibliotheca ichthyologica. Philosophia
ichthyologica. Genera piscium. Synonymia
specierum. Descriptiones specierum.
Omnia in hoc genere perfectiora, quam
antea ulla. Posthuma vindicavit,
recognovit, coaptavit & edidit
Carolus Linnaeus
(Leiden 1738).
, “Animalia per Sveciam observata”Linnaeus, Carl “Animalia per
Sveciam observata”, ALSS 4
(1736), 97-138 [1742]. Soulsby no. 1104,
Soulsby no. 1143
, Tal, om märkwärdigheter uti insecterneLinnaeus, Carl Tal, om
märkwärdigheter uti
insecterne, hållit för
wettenscaps academien uti auditorio
illustri, då första
praesidentskapet aflades 1739. d. 3.
october
(Stockholm, 1739). Soulsby
no. 1341.
, Oratio qua peregrinationum intra patriam asseritur necessitasLinnaeus, Carl Oratio qua
peregrinationum intra patriam asseritur
necessitas, habita Upsaliae [...] 1741
Octobr. 17, quum medicinae professionem
regiam et ordinariam susciperet

(Uppsala 1741). Soulsby no. 1354.
, Oratio de telluris habitabilis incrementoLinnaeus, Carl Oratio de
telluris habitabilis incremento
,
diss., resp. J. Westman (Leiden, 1744).
Soulsby no. 1377.
, the transactions of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences [Kungliga Svenska VetenskapsakademienKungliga Svenska Vetenskapsakademien,
Swedish. The Royal Swedish
Academy of Sciences, Stockholm. Founded
in 1739.
, i.e., Kungliga Vetenskapsakademiens handlingar Kungliga
Vetenskapsakademiens handlingar

(1739-) (Transactions of the Royal
Swedish Academy of Sciences).
from June 1746] and transactions of the Royal Society of Sciences at Uppsala, Kungliga Vetenskaps-Societeten i UppsalaKungliga Vetenskaps-Societeten i
Uppsala,
Swedish. The Royal
Society of Sciences at Uppsala was
founded in 1728.
, Acta societatis regiae scientiarum Upsaliensis Acta societatis regiae
scientiarum Upsaliensis
(Stockholm
1740-1751).
from 1740 and 1741]. Wachendorff also wants to purchase Johan Browallius’sBrowallius, Johan (1707-1755).
Swedish. Professor of physics, later of
theology. Bishop of Åbo.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
, Examen epicriseos in systema plantarum sexuale Cl. LinnaeiBrowallius, Johan Examen
epicriseos in systema plantarum sexuale
Cl. Linnaei, Anno 1737 Petropoli
evulgatae, auctore Jo. Georgio
Siegesbeckio [...] jussu amicorum
institutum
(Åbo 1739).
.

They should be sent through Johann Gottlieb Cöhler [presumably Johann Gottlieb KöhlerKöhler, Johan Gottlieb
(1694-1757). Swedish.
] in Stockholm, who will also pay Linnaeus for his costs.

P.S. Wachendorff humbly asks for some rare seeds.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (LS, XVI, 113-114). [1] [2] [3]