Johann Gottfried Zinn to Carl Linnaeus,
15 November 1756 n.s.
L2114. Johann Gottfried ZinnJohann Gottfried Zinn (1727-1759).
Johann Gottfried ZinnZinn, Johann Gottfried
Zinn thanks Linnaeus for his observations. Salvia without corollae is discussed; it seems totally different from a verbenaceous plant. Salvia mexicana is mentioned.
Zinn has not yet paid attention to Horminum pratense niveum.
The difference between Horminum sylvestre salvifolium maius and Horminum sylvestre salvifolium minus is discussed.
Zinn wants to know the character of Camphorata hirsuta. He plans to publish the generic characters of various plants, especially the smallish ones.
Zinn spends all his time on the publishing of Catalogus Plantarum Horti Academici et agri GottingensisZinn, Johann Gottfried
Zinn will send various seeds.
A few days ago the dissertations that Zinn requested from Linnaeus arrived through a student of medicine. Zinn asks for all the other botanical dissertations that Linnaeus intends to publish in the future. He eagerly awaits Linnaeus’s ”Centuria III plantarum” [there was no no. III; the Centuria II. PlantarumLinnaeus, Carl Centuria II.
The study of botany is despised and neglected at most of the other academies except at Leipzig.
Next year the Musa will hopefully flower in the garden of a neighbour called NanneNanne, German. Neighbour to
The King of Denmark [Fredrik VFrederik V, (1723-1766).