-Search for letters
-Search in texts






Link: • Everard Jacob van Wachendorff to Carl Linnaeus, 10 May 1753 n.s.
Dated 17 10/5 53. Sent from Utrecht (Netherlands) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Latin.


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
is pleased to have received a letter from Linnaeus [this letter has not come down to us].

Wachendorff entreats Linnaeus to send him the dissertation in which he has published forty new genera [Wachendorff refers to Dissertatio Botanica qua Nova Plantarum GeneraLinnaeus, Carl Dissertatio
Botanica qua Nova Plantarum Genera
diss., resp. L. J. Chenon (Uppsala,
1752). Soulsby no. 1627.
] and also the stones that he has been promised. In return Wachendorff will send Linnaeus new plants that will flower in the autumn.

Linnaeus had wanted to name a new genus after Wachendorff. Wachendorff suggests a plant of which he once sent Linnaeus a shoot. Wachendorff discusses another plant that is different from Nyctanthes and Jasminum. It comes from East India. He encloses an illustration.

There is a division of plants: Phaneranthae, Polycotyledones, etc. There are also three keys: Clavis classium, Clavis vegetationis and Clavis frutificationis.


a. original holograph (LS, XVI, 123-124). [1] [2] [3]