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Link: • Patrick Browne to Carl Linnaeus, 23 October 1756 n.s.
Dated 23.º Octob. 1756. Sent from London (Great Britain) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Latin.


Six months earlier, Patrick BrowneBrowne, Patrick (1720-1790).
Irish. Botanist who made six voyages to
the West Indies. In 1756 he published
The Civil and natural history of
(1756). Correspondent of
had sent three copies of his book on Jamaica [The Civil and natural history of JamaicaBrowne, Patrick The Civil and
natural history of Jamaica: in three
parts: containing, I. An accurate
description of that island [...] with a
brief account of its former and present
state, government, revenues, produce,
and trade: II. A history of the natural
productions [...] native fossils [...]:
III: An account of the nature of
climates in general, and their
different effects upon the human
(London 1756).
] to the bookseller ReyRey, Dutch?. Bookseller. in Amsterdam, who would forward them to Linnaeus. Browne had not bothered to write to Linnaeus earlier, since he did not have Georg Dionysius Ehret’sEhret, Georg Dionysius
(1710-1770). German/British. Botanical
illustrator. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
character of Beureria which he had promised to send to Linnaeus. The other copies are for the King [Adolf FredrikAdolf Fredrik, (1710-1771).
Swedish. King of Sweden. Reigned
1751-1771. Married to Lovisa Ulrika.
Father of Gustav III. Chancellor of
Uppsala university 1747-1751.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
] and the Royal Society of Sciences at Uppsala [Kungliga Vetenskaps-Societeten i UppsalaKungliga Svenska Vetenskapsakademien,
Swedish. The Royal Swedish
Academy of Sciences, Stockholm. Founded
in 1739.

Browne’s collections from Jamaica are to be sold through the bookseller MillanMIllan, British. Bookseller,
at Whitehall in London, whom he mentions. Browne also mentions the price and the status of the specimens.

Browne is about to leave for the West Indies, but he will be in Montserrat and Sta Cruz for some months. If he finds something new there, he will write to Linnaeus from there, sending the letter through Denmark or Holland. Linnaeus can use the same route for any letter he may send.

The character of Beureria concludes the letter.


a. (LS, II, 194-195). [1] [2] [3]


1. Bref och skrifvelser (1916), vol. II:1, p. 344-345   p.344  p.345.