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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L2077 • Johann Joachim Lange to Carl Linnaeus, 18 August 1756 n.s.
Dated XVIII Augusti MDCCLVI. Sent from Halle (Germany) to (). Written in Latin.

Perillustri Viro
Linnaeo,
Regni Sueciae Equiti aurato,
S[alutem] e[t] O[fficia]
J[oannes] J[oachimus] Lange.

Has litteras suis includit Vir doctissimus D[omi]nus Magister WieheWiehe, (17?-17?). Swedish.
Magister, Johann Joachim Lange’s student
at Halle.
Svecus, qui hospitio meo utitur. In meo auditorio philosophica, politica, oeconomica docet. Chemica me docente audit nec laboratorium meum aspernatur. Opto, ut tandem hac via ad Te meae accedant indicantes, quod aliquoties iam significam, me in 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..
[1] redemisse

Hortum Malabaricum[2] 57 thaleris
Boccone [3] 2 th. 18 gr.
BauhiniBauhin, Caspar (1560-1624).
Swiss. Botanist and physician, Basle.
Bauhin’s Prodromus and Pinax
theatri botanici
(1620, 1623, 1671)
were important works in the field of
botanical nomenclature.
pinacem[4] 2 th. 2 gr.

Summa: 61 th. 20 gr.

Periculum est, ne aliis divendantur hi libri, quos Vobis destinatos ad vos deferri desideramus.

Vale et fave

Perillustris Nominis Tui
Cultori observantissimo
J. J. Langio.

Halae die XVIII Augusti MDCCLVI.

upSUMMARY

Johann Joachim Lange’s letter will be delivered through his Swedish student Master Wiehe, who teaches philosophy, politics and economics at Halle and partakes in Lange’s lessons on chemistry and works in his laboratory.

Lange repeats that Henrik Adriaan van Rheede tot Draakestein’s Hortus Malabaricus, Silvio-Paolo Boccone’s Icones & descriptiones rariorum plantarum Siciliae and Caspar Bauhin’s Pinax have been procured for Linnaeus at the auction after Christopher Karl Strumpff. These books cost 61 Th. and 20 gr.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (LS, VIII, 402-403). [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.Letter L0878 and 3 February 1756 n.s.Letter L2015, where she informs Linnaeus of the death of her husband and the auction of his books.
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