Everard Jacob van Wachendorff to Carl Linnaeus,
15 March 1753 n.s.
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Everard Jacob van WachendorffWachendorff, Everard Jacob van
Wachendorff is happy that the new names of the classes were to Linnaeusís liking.
Wachendorff had sent Linnaeus seeds of, among others, African plants. At the present he has hardly any. He would like to receive plants and seeds of Siberian plants.
Wachendorff has enclosed a list of stones [fol. 122r] that he would like to receive. He has sent the same list to Erik Gustaf LidbeckLidbeck, Erik Gustaf
Wachendorff expects Lidbeck to send him plants that grow naturally in Scania. Lidbeck had already sent him Linnaea.
Wachendorff wonders whether Myrtus brasiliensis is a new genus. He will examine more closely the Lamium that Linnaeus considered to be a variety.
P.S. There is a list of stones from Systema naturae that Wachendorff would like to receive.