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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L1899 • Alexander Garden to Carl Linnaeus, 2 April 1755 n.s.
Dated 4to Calend. april. 1755. Sent from Charlestown (USA) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Latin.

upSUMMARY

Alexander GardenGarden, Alexander (1730-1791).
British/American. Doctor of medicine,
South Carolina. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
sends his letter of 15 March 1755Letter L1886 once more, by another ship, to reduce the damage done if the first was lost due to negligence, shipwreck or other unfortunate happenings.

Furthermore, Garden has received from England a parcel containing almost all Linnaeusís works: Critica botanicaLinnaeus, Carl Critica
botanica, in qua nomina plantarum
generica, specifica & variantia
examini subjiciuntur, selectiora
confirmantur, indigna rejiciuntur;
simulque doctrina circa denominationem
plantarum traditur. Seu Fundamentorum
botanicorum pars IV. Accedit J.
Browallii De necessitate historiae
naturalis discursus
(Leiden 1737).
, Characteres plantarum, [Garden means Genera plantarum, unclear which edition, the most recent was Genera plantarum [...] editio quintaLinnaeus, Carl Genera
plantarum [...] editio quinta ab auctore
reformata et aucta
(Stockholm 1754).
Soulsby no. 301.
], Philosophia botanicaLinnaeus, Carl Philosophia
botanica, in qua explicantur fundamenta
botanica cum definitionibus partium,
etc.
(Stockholm 1751). Soulsby no.
437.
, Amoenitates academicaeLinnaeus, Carl Amoenitates
academicae
, I-X (Stockholm
1749-1790). Soulsby no. 1280.
, Systema naturae [unclear which edition, presumably, Systema naturae, 6th editionLinnaeus, Carl Systema
naturae
, 7th edition (Leipzig 1748).
Soulsby no. 52.
]. Garden will attack nature around him, armed with these weapons. He has also heard that Species plantarumLinnaeus, Carl Species
plantarum
(Stockholm 1753). Soulsby
no. 480.
has been published, a very desired and useful work.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (LS, XVII, 166v).

upEDITIONS

1. A selection (1821), vol. 1, p. 289-290   p.289  p.290.