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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L2261 • Johannes Burman to Carl Linnaeus, 22 November 1757 n.s.
Dated 22 Nov. 1757. Sent from () to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Latin.

Nobilissimo & Doctissimo Viro,
Carolo Linnaeo, Equiti,
S[alutem] D[icit]
Joannes Burmannus.

Heri tuas accepi Litteras mihi gratissimas, ex quibus laetus intellexi, tuo inprimis favore & elogio me Nobiliss[imae] Vestrae Societatis Regiae Scientiar[um] Upsaliens[is] socium esse creatum, pro quo singulari officio, ac summo honore tibi inprimis, reliquisque istius Nobiliss[imae] Societatis membris summas ago habeoque gratias, meque haud indignum sodalem in posterum re ipsa praestare adnitar ac voveo. En tibi titulum ipsamque Wacchend[orfiae] iconem, quam inprimendam aliorum suasu curavi, quum putarem Acta vestra Suecica non continuari, vel saltem non omni anno inprimi, quum ab anno quinquagesimo tertio, si bene memini, non viderim ea continuata, licet apud varios inquisiverim Bibliopolas, qui post illum annum nulla acceperunt, sique in posterum, quum prodeant, velis inserere ipsis Wacchend[orfiae] descriptionem vel integram vel contractam, rem mihi facies gratissimam, quodque eodem jure, si leges vestrae id non prohibeant, facere poteris, quo in Actis Naturae Curiosorum totae Dissertationes antea jam inpressae inseruntur, uti varia hujus rei vidi exempla in ultimo etiam tomo, qui praeterito prodiit anno.

Speraveram te mihi responsum fuisse datum de Hortulano, quem desideraveras, tibique obtuleram; qui vir mihi videbatur optimus ac peritissimus, saepiusque meas aedes jam adiit, quum tam longum lapsum sit intervallum, ex quo tibi de eo ex tuo voto scripseram, quumque mihi nil de Hortulano rescribas, puto te jam alium obtinuisse, nec audebo istum virum diutius detinere, qui ergo alium sibi locum comparare tenebitur; doleo interim de eo mihi nil significasse, nec eum tibi vindicasse, quum putem esse virum optimae conditionis & qualitatis.

Gratias tibi ago pro novis communicatis; nil tibi novi jam indicare scio, nisi quod Gronovius senior nuper Consulatum obtinuerit Leidensem, atque Hortulanus noster Horti Amstelod[amensis] matrimonium inibit, uti spero, cum filia Hortulani Harlemensis, quae nitidissime & exactissime callet depingere plantas, ita ut, si novas observemus, illa ad manus sit, atque ex voto nostro eas delineare poterit.

Vellem per unicum modo diem te lustrare posse Paradisum meum bulbosum Capensem, qui varias mihi novasque suppeditat plantas, qualem nuper a Cunone amico nostro delineatum accepisti, de qua sententiam tuam avidissime exspecto.

Valeas, Vir summe & amicissime, meque tuo favore & amore ulterius prosequere!

Dabam 22 Nov[embris] 1757.

A Monsieur
Monsieur Charl[es] Linnaeus
Professeur tres Celebre
â
Upsal.

upSUMMARY

Johannes BurmanBurman, Johannes (1707-1779).
Dutch. Botanist, professor of medicine
in Amsterdam. Close friend of Linnaeus.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
received Linnaeusís letter [Linnaeus to Burman 8 November 1757Letter L2266] yesterday. He is very grateful to Linnaeus and to the other members for having been elected member of the Royal Society of Sciences at Uppsala [Kungliga Vetenskaps-Societeten i UppsalaKungliga Vetenskaps-Societeten i
Uppsala,
Swedish. The Royal
Society of Sciences at Uppsala was
founded in 1728.
].

Burman sends the title and the illustration of Wachendorfia that others have advised him to print [Burmanís description was published 1757 in the WachendorfiaBurman, Johannes
Wachendorfia (Amsterdam 1757).
]. He has not seen the Acta societatis regiae scientiarum Upsaliensis Acta societatis regiae
scientiarum Upsaliensis
(Stockholm
1740-1751).
being published since 1753 and he has asked the booksellers [there was an intermission in the publishing of the Societyís Acta from 1751 to 1772]. If they will be published in the future he asks Linnaeus to have the description of Wachendorfia inserted, in full or abbreviated, as whole dissertations are being inserted in the Miscellanea curiosa medico-physica academiae naturae curiosorum Miscellanea curiosa
medico-physica academiae naturae
curiosorum sive Ephemeridum
medico-physicarum germanicarum
curiosarum annus primus
, the transactions of the Leopoldinisch-Carolinische Akademie der NaturforscherLeopoldinisch-Carolinische Akademie
der Naturforscher,
German. The
Leopoldine-Caroline Academy of
naturalists was founded in 1652 in
Schweinfurt, Germany. From 1670 it
published the Miscellanea curiosa
medico-physica Academiae naturae
curiosorum sive Ephemerides
Germanicae
, often just called
Ephemerides, the first medical
and natural history periodical.

Burman had hoped to have an answer concerning the gardener recommended by him. He regrets not having heard anything from Linnaeus and he cannot let his man wait any longer.

Gronovius senior 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.
has been appointed to be consul in Leiden. The gardener of the Amsterdam Botanical Garden will marry the daughter of the gardener of Haarlem. She is very clever at making pictures of plants.

Burman wishes that Linnaeus, for one day at least, could be with him walking through his paradise of Cape of Good Hope plants. He is waiting for Linnaeusís opinion of the one 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.
made a drawing of.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. (LS, II, 420-421). [1] [2] [3]

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1943), vol. II:2, p. 113-114   p.113  p.114.