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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L2063 • Johann Joachim Lange to Carl Linnaeus, 12 June 1756 n.s.
Dated XII Junii 1756. Sent from Halle (Germany) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Latin.

Vir Perillustris et Excellentissime,

Repeto significationem de libris ex auctione StrumpfianaStrumpff, Christopher Karl
(1711-1754). German. Doctor of medicine
and professor of chemistry and botany in
Halle, edited Linnaeus´s Genera
plantarum
(Halle 1752). Husband of
Dorothea Catharina Helena Strumpff and
son-in-law of Johann Heinrich Schulze..
aquisitis.[1] Aut meas aut Tuas intercidisse oportet:

Pro Horto Malabarico[2] 57 th.
Boccone de plantis Siculis[3] 2 ď 18
BauhiniBauhin, Caspar (1560-1624).
Swiss. Botanist and physician, Basle.
Bauhinís Prodromus and Pinax
theatri botanici
(1620, 1623, 1671)
were important works in the field of
botanical nomenclature.
pinax[4] 2 ď 2

Summa: 61 ď 20 gr.

Conservati sunt hactenus hi libri, et, quod opto, veniant salvi in manus vestras. Rogo, vir perillustris, ut quantocius significes hac de re mentem Tuam, ut utraque parte officio meo satisfacere possim.

Museum regium cum delectatione et fructu insigni in meos usus converti Systema Tuum naturae quotannis explicans.

Alteram florae Suecicae editionem nondum vidi.[5]

Deus secundet fervorem civium Tuorum, quo Te antesignanum suum sequuntur in studiis ad rem litterariam et oeconomicam utilibus.

Fave

Tuo toto

J.J. Langio.

Halae die XII Junii 1756.

[address] Viro perillustri et Excellentissimo / Domino Linnaeo / Regni Sueciae Equiti Aurato / Upsaliam

upSUMMARY

At the auction after Christopher Karl Strumpff, Johann Joachim Lange has procured for Linnaeus: Henrik Adriaan van Rheede tot Draakesteinís Hortus Malabaricus, Silvio-Paolo Bocconeís Icones & descriptiones rariorum plantarum Siciliae and Caspar Bauhinís Pinax. Linnaeus thus owes him 61 Th. and 20 gr.

Every year Lange explains Linnaeusís system of nature to his students.

He has not yet seen the second edition of Linnaeusís Flora Svecica.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (LS, VIII, 398-399). [1] [2] [3]

upEXPLANATORY NOTES

1.
See Dorothea Catharina Helena StrumpffStrumpff, Dorothea Catharina Helena
(1732-?). German. The wife of
Christopher Karl Strumpff and daughter
of Johann Heinrich Schulze.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
to Linnaeus, 6 February 1755 n.s. and 3 February 1756 n.s., respectively, where she informs Linnaeus of the death of her husband and the auction of his books.
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