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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L1332 • Job Baster to Carl Linnaeus, 29 November 1751 n.s.
Dated 29 Novembris 1751. Sent from Zierikzee (Netherlands) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Latin.

upSUMMARY

Job BasterBaster, Job (1711-1775).
Dutch. Naturalist, doctor of medicine,
Leiden. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
has for a long time wanted to establish a contact with Linnaeus, and through Ulrich HemmingsonHemmingson, Ulrich (1698-1766).
Swedish?. Major in the Dutch East India
Company. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
he has got an opportunity to contact Linnaeus and to make himself known. He is very much devoted to Linnaeusís methods and very willing to do what Linnaeus may ask of him. Every now and then, Baster receives seeds or new plants from friends living in the western continents, and sometimes also from East India. If Linnaeus would be pleased to be informed of or to receive a share of those, Baster will be glad to do his best in that direction.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. (LS, I, 458-459). [1] [2] [3]

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1916), vol. II:1, p. 241-242   p.241  p.242.