Johannes BurmanBurman, Johannes (1707-1779).
Dutch. Botanist, professor of medicine
in Amsterdam. Close friend of Linnaeus.
Correspondent of Linnaeus. understands from Linnaeusís last letter [ca. 5 September 1757Letter L2276] that he wants to have the pictures of Wachendorfia. Burmanís friend Johann Christian CunoCuno, Johann Christian
(1708-1790). German. Poet, botanist and
merchant. He made a fortune in the West
Indies and settled in Holland where he
kept a botanical garden. The later years
of his life were spent in Weingarten,
near Durlach in Germany. Correspondent
of Linnaeus. has made two, one of each species, which Burman sends together with Cunoís humble compliments and reverence for Linnaeus. From the drawing Linnaeus can easily see the fructification parts and add that to the description [Cunoís depiction together with Burmanís description was published 1757 in the WachendorfiaBurman, Johannes
Wachendorfia (Amsterdam 1757). ]. The plant was drawn when it was beginning to flower, only three or four flowers can be seen, but the flowering varies in a peculiar manner.
Burman sends seeds of Arctotis paradoxa. If Linnaeus puts it into earth in a greenhouse he will have flowers next summer. Burman also adds two twigs of Cape plants that he forgot to send earlier. He asks Linnaeus to indicate the genus.
Burman has not heard or seen anything of the ship with his treasures from Linnaeus. He has asked Pierre BalguerieBalguerie, Pierre (1679-1759).
French. Swedish agent in Amsterdam.
Father of Daniel Balguerie. continually.
Burman has received a parcel from Johan Frederik GronoviusGronovius, Johan Frederik
(1690-1762). Dutch. Naturalist, senator
of Leiden. Linnaeusís benefactor and
friend. Published Flora Virginica
(1743, 1762) together with John Clayton.
Correspondent of Linnaeus. to be sent to Linnaeus, and he will forward it as soon as possible.