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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L2066 • Carl Linnaeus to Kungliga Svenska Vetenskapsakademien, 1 June 1756 n.s.
Dated 1756 d. 1 junii. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Stockholm (Sweden). Written in Swedish.

Min Herre.

Nu har jag fått öfwer 2ne delar af Plumiers Historia plantarum, som skall öfwersändas med den första som reser till stockholm.

Burmannus har äfwen öfwersänt ett par exemplar af Thesaurus Zeylanicus med 110 tabeller, och Plantae capenses med 100 tabeller; Cammarherren De Geer tog i dag ett exemplar af hwario. skulle Academien willia hafwa det andra exemplaret skall jag det öfwersända; Det är wärkeligen ett bibliotheque wärk, kostar 12 gylden stycket i Holland, äller bägge 24 gylden, hwilket är aldeles samma kiöp som det fås före i Holland, utan någon styfwer avance; då det knapt såldes af bokförare för dubbelt.

De 2 delar af Plumiers wärk kosta till samans med icone Authoris 7 gylden.

Hälsa Eder unga fru; jag önskar Eder af alt hierta långsam trefnad.

förbl[ifwer]
Min Herres
lydige tienare
C[arl] Linnaeus.

Upsala 1756
d[en] 1 junii

Secreteren uti Kongl Wetten-skaps academien
Höglärde H[err] P[ehr] Wargentin
Stockholm.

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus has received two parts of Charles Plumier’sPlumier, Charles (1646-1704).
French. Botanist, travelled in Central
America and the Carribean. Linnaeus
generally approved of the descriptions
in his richly illustrated botanical
works.
Historia Plantar[arum] [Linnaeus refers to the 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).
] which will be sent to Stockholm soonest?

Burman has also sent two copies of Thesaurus ZeylanicusBurman, Johannes Thesaurus
Zeylanicus, exhibens plantas in insula
Zeylana nascentes [...] Cura &
studio Joannis Burmanni
(Amsterdam
1737).
and Planta capenses [Linnaeus means Rariorum Africanarum plantarum, ad vivum delineatarum, iconibus ac descriptionibus illustratarum decas prima-[decima]Burman, Johannes Thesaurus
Zeylanicus, exhibens plantas in insula
Zeylana nascentes [...] Cura &
studio Joannis Burmanni
(Amsterdam
1737).
]; Charles De GeerDe Geer, Charles (1720-1778).
Swedish. Entomologist and natural
history collector, Leufsta Bruk. Member
of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
in Stockholm and Académie des
sciences, Paris. Corresponded with
Réaumur, Bonnet and other
naturalists. Husband of Catharina
Charlotta Ribbing and father of Emanuel
De Geer. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
has taken one copy of each. The the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences [Kungliga Svenska VetenskapsakademienKungliga Svenska Vetenskapsakademien,
Swedish. The Royal Swedish
Academy of Sciences, Stockholm. Founded
in 1739.
] is offered to buy the other copy.

The two parts of Plumier’s work cost 7 gulden.

Linnaeus sends his best regards to the secretary’s [Pehr Wilhelm WargentinWargentin, Pehr Wilhelm
(1717-1783). Swedish. Astronomer and
statistician. Secretary of the Royal
Swedish Academy of Sciences since 1749.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
] wife [Christina Magdalena WargentinWargentin, Christina Magdalena
(1724 -1769). Swedish. Wife of Pehr
Wilhelm Wargentin. Daughter of crown
equerry Carl Christian Raab. Mother of
Christina Juliana Wargentin, Johanna
Charlotta Wargentin and Wilhelmina
Wargentin.
].

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (KVA). [1] [2] [3]

upEDITIONS

1. Egenhändiga anteckningar (1823), p. 185-186   p.185  p.186.
2. Svenska arbeten (1878), vol. 1, p. 295-296   p.295  p.296.
3. Bref och skrifvelser (1908), vol. I:2, p. 204   p.204.

upTEXTUAL NOTES

a.
MS1[added in the left margin f.1r; there is no indication of where it should be inserted]