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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L1151 • Johann Georg Gmelin to Carl Linnaeus, 16 July 1750 n.s.
Dated XVI jul. MCCL. Sent from Tübingen (Germany) to (). Written in Latin.

Illustri viro,
D[omino] D[octori] Carolo Linnaeo,
Prof[essori] botan[ices] Upsal[ensi],
S[alutem] P[lurimam] D[icit]
J[oannes] G[eorgius] Gmelin.

Audio hortulanum quendam Stutgardia ad vos profecturum esse. Accipio occasionem ambabus & mitto per illum orationem superiori anno habitam[1] ut & disputationem inauguralem fratris Germani & programma ad illam invitans.[2] Opto, ut haec bene accipias mihique porro faveas. Transmisi jam dudum [a][a] : MS1 [added above the line] jussu Tuo[a][a] : MS1 [added above the line] alias litteras & junxi catalogum seminum a me desideratorum. Nec semina nec literas responsorias ex illo tempore vidi, non tamen plantis omnino careo. Scio Te obrutum esse negotiis, distractum ab omnibus botanicis, nec a Te peti posse, ut illis maxime satisfacias, qui plus Tibi laboris facessunt. Tertium florae tomum Sibiricae exeunte mense Petropolin mittam, ut imprimatur. Secundum spero me brevi obtenturum impressum.[3] Ex Baschciricis regionibus[4] mecum reduxi semina linariae luteae pallidae rubrostriatis flore minore foliis subulatis.[b][b] : MS1 <canosois> subulatis
[added above the line]
Haec amicus Stutgardianus sevit in horto ex cujus seminibus quotannis[c][c] : MS1 [added above the line] delapsis jam per tres annos provenit. Hoc anno unicum florem protulit flori peloriae simillimum. Reliqui autem flores nihil differebant a consuetis floribus. Credo esse degenerationem neutiquam semini adscribendam. Fateor autem caussam hujus degenerationis nondum mihi esse perspectam. Cotinum habemus in horto Academico, qui nullos alios quam tetrapetalos, calicibus tetraphylloideos praeditos, monogynos, tetrandros fert flores. Quamdiu ferat, ignoro, sed annosa arbor est. Vale!

Dabam Tubingae d[ie] XVI jul[ii] MCCL.

upSUMMARY

A gardener from Stuttgart is going to Uppsala. Johann Georg Gmelin takes the opportunity to send a speech he gave last year and his brother’s inaugural address, together with an invitation to it. In an earlier letter he has sent Linnaeus the list of seeds that he wants.

At the end of the month Gmelin will send the third volume of his Flora Sibirica to St Petersburg to be printed. He hopes soon to receive the second volume printed.

He has some seeds of Linaria lutea with a smallish flower, subulate leaves, etc from Basjkiria. This year it produced one flower similar to that of Peloria. The other flowers looked the way they could be expected. Gmelin does not think that this degeneration can be attributed to the seed.

Gmelin has a Cotinus in the Academy’s Garden that produces 4-petalled flowers, etc.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (LS, V, 64-65). [1] [2] [3]

upTEXTUAL NOTES

a.
MS1 [added above the line]
b.
MS1 <canosois> subulatis [added above the line]
c.
MS1 [added above the line]