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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L1018 • Franciscus Ernst Brückmann to Carl Linnaeus, 31 March 1749 n.s.
Dated 31. Mart: 1749. Sent from Wolfenbüttel (Germany) to (). Written in Latin.

Viro Celeberrimo atque Experientissimo
Dom[ino] Domino
Carolo Linnaeo
Archiatro Regio etc.
S[alutem] et O[fficia] D[icit]
Brückmannus. Med[icinae] Doctor.

Respolisorias Tuas, Vir excellentissime, et jam ante aliquot annos gratiose oblatas mineras et lapides figuratos provinciarum Suecicarum pro collectione mea rerum naturalium ac curiosarum anxie desidero.

Dom[ini] KähleriKähler, Mårten
(1728-1773). Swedish. Physician, orator
and poet. Studied under Linnaeus and
Nils Rosén von Rosenstein. Served
as physician of the admirality at
Karlskrona. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
specimen academicum sub Tuo praesidio: de crystallorum generatione[1] : exhibitum, cum peculiari perlegi animi jucunditate. perplacet divisio in crystallos quartzicas et spatosas. occurrunt in laudata dissertatione quaedam crystallorum specimina, nunquam a me visa, horum ut me participem reddas, est quod officiosissime a Te peto. sunt autem p. 24. num. 11. Cr. nitriformis spatosa acaulis, utrinque pyramidata, pyramide superiore subulata, fig. 9. num. 12. Cr. nitriformis pyramide subulata obliqua, quae dentium suillorum nomine notatur. pag: 27. Cr. subnitriformis acaulis pyramidibus aequalibus c. et sine Asbesto. p. 29. Granatus dodecaedros, ex planis pentagonis, variae magnitudinis. pro hisce speciminibus alia Crystallorum genera in laudata dissert[atione] nondum notata, v. g. hisce cuspidibus [c/i] in monte Rammelio inventa, instructa, et plura alia debite offeram; quorundam peculiarium Crystallorum specimina vide in Magnalibus nostris[2] in locis subterraneis et in Epistolis itinerariis[3] , Epist[olae] de Drusis; Scripta Tua minora, in specie Dissertationes acad[emicae] ut et RobergiiRoberg, Lars (1664-1742).
Swedish. Physician and naturalist.
Professor of medicine at Uppsala.
Founder of the first university
hospital. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
[4] , hic nunquam in officinis librariis obvias, pro parata mihi expeto pecunia; remunerationem debitam pro omnibus et singulis sine omni transmittam mora.

Reliquum vale ex asse et fave!

Wolffenbüttelae d[ie] 31. Mart[ii] 1749.

Addresse A Monsieur Brückmann, Docteur en Medecine à Wolffenbüttel In Lübeck an Hr Licentiat Carstens zu recommandiren.[5]

upSUMMARY

Franciscus Ernst Brückmann is still anxiously waiting for an answer from Linnaeus and for minerals and stones from the provinces of Sweden which Linnaeus offered some years ago.

Brückmann has read Linnaeus’s dissertation, De crystallorum generatione, with Mårten Kähler as respondent, with great pleasure. He is very pleased with the division made between crystalli quartzicae and spatosae. There are some crystals which Brückmann has not seen, and he asks Linnaeus to send specimens. Brückmann offers in return other genera unknown to the dissertation e. g., these with points found in mount Rammelsberg and many others. Linnaeus can see specimens in Brückmann’s Magnalia Dei and in his Epistolae itinerariae.

Brückmann cannot find in the booksellers’ shops Linnaeus’s minor works, especially the dissertations, e. g. those of Lars Roberg. He asks for them and he will send the money.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (LS, II, 230-231). [1] [2] [3]

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1916), vol. II:1, p. 372   p.372.