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Link: • Johann Gottfried Zinn to Carl Linnaeus, 24 February 1757 n.s.
Dated d. 24. Febr. 1757.. Sent from Göttingen (Germany) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Latin.


Johann Gottfried ZinnZinn, Johann Gottfried
(1727-1759). German. Physician and
botanist, director of the botanical
garden of Göttingen (1753).
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
tells Linnaeus that he suffers from sciatica.

Zinn sends Linnaeus seeds. Among these Linnaeus will find a seed of Amaranthus floribus triandris. This plant agrees in many respects with Amaranthus mangostanus in Linnaeus’s Centuria I plantarumLinnaeus, Carl Centuria I.
, diss., resp. A. Juslenius
(Uppsala 1756). Soulsby no. 1848.
no. 98.

Zinn will send Linnaeus his Catalogus Plantarum Horti Academici et agri GottingensisZinn, Johann Gottfried
Catalogus Plantarum Horti Academici
et agri Gottingensis. Conscriptus a
Johann Gottfried Zinn

(Göttingen 1757). Soulsby no.
. Zinn wonders whether Linnaeus’s observations confirm Zinn’s character of Stratiotes in Commentarii societatis regiae scientiarum Gottingensis, III. [Zinn refers to his, "Descriptio botanica Stratiotis"Zinn, Johann Gottfried
"Descriptio botanica
Stratiotis", Commentarii
Societas Regiae Scientiarum
, III (1753), 425-440.

Zinn is writing the account of the Salviae [this plan was, however, probably never realized, although he has an extensive description in his Catalogus Plantarum Horti Academici et agri Gottingensis] and needs dry specimens of various species. He also wants dissertations on Salvia. Johannes BurmanBurman, Johannes (1707-1779).
Dutch. Botanist, professor of medicine
in Amsterdam. Close friend of Linnaeus.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
has promised to send Zinn many illustrations. Zinn would like Linnaeus to send him those botanical dissertations that have not yet been published in Amoenitates AcademicaeLinnaeus, Carl Amoenitates
, I-X (Stockholm
1749-1790). Soulsby no. 1280.
. He thanks Linnaeus for the two Centuria plantarum [Centuria I plantarum and Centuria II. PlantarumLinnaeus, Carl Centuria II.
, diss., resp. E.
Törner (Uppsala 1756). Soulsby no.
], Somnus plantarumLinnaeus, Carl Somnus
, diss., resp. P. Bremer
(Uppsala [1755]).
and Calendarium floraeLinnaeus, Carl Calendarium
, diss., resp. A. M. Berger
(Uppsala 1756). Soulsby no. 1897.
. Zinn would also like to have Flora AlpinaLinnaeus, Carl Flora
, diss., resp. N. Åmann
(Uppsala 1756). Soulsby no. 1891.
, Flora PalaestinaLinnaeus, Carl Flora
, diss., resp. J. Strand
(Uppsala, 1756). Soulsby no. 1886.
and Dissertatio Botanico-medica, in qua Fungus melitensisLinnaeus, Carl Dissertatio
Botanico-medica, in qua Fungus
melitensis [...] Praeside [...] Carolo
Linnaeo [...] publicae ventilationi
, diss. resp. J. Pfeiffer
(Uppsala 1755). Soulsby no. 1881.
, etc.

Linnaeus probably already knows that David Sigismund August BüttnerBüttner, David Sigismund August
(1724-1768). Hungarian. Professor
of medicine and botany in 1756, Berlin,
in 1760 professor of botany and zoology,
has become Professor of Botany in Berlin.

P.S. Zinn entreats Linnaeus to send him seeds of rare plants from the Uppsala University Botanical Garden.


a. original holograph (LS, XVI, 312-313). [1] [2] [3]