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Link: • Johannes Burman to Carl Linnaeus, 7 September 1756 n.s.
Dated 7 Sept. 1756. Sent from Amsterdam (Netherlands) to (). Written in Latin.


Johannes BurmanBurman, Johannes (1707-1779).
Dutch. Botanist, professor of medicine
in Amsterdam. Close friend of Linnaeus.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
is sure that Linnaeus has received, or soon will receive [Burman refers to a parcel sent on 6 August 1756Letter L2083], the cactuses, the bulbs and the fascicle of illustrations of 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.
(Amsterdam 1755-1760).
. He is very grateful for the much longed-for dissertations and the dried plants that he received a couple of days ago [this letter has not come down to us]. The dried plants, which Andreas BerghBergh, Andreas Swedish. transported by sea, have, however, not yet arrived.

Burman cannot find Ixia in the Centuria I plantarumLinnaeus, Carl Centuria I.
, diss., resp. A. Juslenius
(Uppsala 1756). Soulsby no. 1848.
, which Linnaeus sent him [20 July 1756Letter L2072]. Burman supposes it to be in the Centuria II plantarumLinnaeus, Carl Centuria II.
, diss., resp. E.
Törner (Uppsala 1756). Soulsby no.
, which he asks Linnaeus to send. He also wants Linnaeus to send a Peloria and other fresh plants as well as rare dried ones, which he has in duplicate. This would be most welcome, as he hopes the seeds from Java, which he sent, were to Linnaeus.

Burman has received bulbs from Jakarta. Unfortunately, most of their edible roots had become rotten, and he has told his friend henceforth to put them in bran hoping that they will be better preserved. He has also received bulbs from the Cape of Good Hope, only one of each species, but when he get seeds he will send them to Linnaeus.

Burman sends more illustrations of the American plants. He will send the fourth fascicle to the printers as all the plates of that fascicle are completed. Most of the plates of the fifth fascicle are also finished.

Burman wants to know to which genus Chondrilla belongs. He sent a picture of it on an earlier occasion.


a. (LS, II, 389-390). [1] [2]


1. Bref och skrifvelser (1943), vol. II:2, p. 85-86   p.85  p.86.