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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L2045 • Carl Linnaeus to Kungliga Svenska Vetenskapsakademien and Pehr Wilhelm Wargentin, 6 April 1756 n.s.
Dated Undated, but written 6 April 1756.. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Stockholm (Sweden). Written in Swedish.

Min Herre.

I dag hade jag bref af Burmannus från Amsterdam, som öfwersändt nu nys på ett fartyg 10 exemplar af Plumiers wärk, att utdelas till dem som praenumerera; altså om M[in] H[erre] ej giort anstalt redan, skall jag sända wärket, så snart det ankommer och emottaga då prenumerations pengarne.

Tack för Hasselquistiana, men jag hinner intet at i dag det läsa.

Mamsel Norrelia begrafwes i morgon.

Vale.
Eder
C[arl] L[innaeus]

Kongl[ige]
Wettenskaps Academien
Stockholm
frijbr[ef]

upSUMMARY

This day Linnaeus has received a letter from Johannes BurmanBurman, Johannes (1707-1779).
Dutch. Botanist, professor of medicine
in Amsterdam. Close friend of Linnaeus.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
in Amsterdam who has sent 10 copies of Charles PlumierísPlumier, Charles (1646-1704).
French. Botanist, travelled in Central
America and the Carribean. Linnaeus
generally approved of the descriptions
in his richly illustrated botanical
works.
work, Plantarum Americanarum fasciculus primus[-decimus]Plumier, Charles Plantarum
Americanarum fasciculus primus[-decimus]
continens plantas, quas olim C.
Plumierius [...] detexit, eruitque,
atque in insulis Antillis ipse depinxit.
Has primum in lucem edidit, concinnis
descriptionibus & observationibus,
aeneisque tabulis illustravit J.
Burmannus
(Amsterdam 1755-1760).
to those who have subscribed [Burman to Linnaeus, 23 March 1756Letter L2020]; Linnaeus will send one copy to the secretary at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences [Kungliga Svenska VetenskapsakademienKungliga Svenska Vetenskapsakademien,
Swedish. The Royal Swedish
Academy of Sciences, Stockholm. Founded
in 1739.
], Pehr Wilhelm WargentinWargentin, Pehr Wilhelm
(1717-1783). Swedish. Astronomer and
statistician. Secretary of the Royal
Swedish Academy of Sciences since 1749.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
, and expects to receive the subscription money.

He thanks for information about Fredrik HasselquistHasselquist, Fredrik
(1722-1752). Swedish. Physician and
naturalist, explorer. Studied under
Linnaeus and Lars Roberg 1741-1749. Went
to Egypt, Syria, Palestine, Cyprus,
Rhodes and the island of Chios. Died
near Smyrna. Son of Magnus and Helena
Maria Hasselquist, brother of Andreas
Hasselquist. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
.

Ms Norrelia [Margareta Christina NorreliusNorrelius, Margareta Christina
Swedish. Daughter of Andreas Norrelius.
] will be buried next day.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (KVA). [1] [2]

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1908), vol. I:2, p. 201-202   p.201  p.202.