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Link: • Johannes Burman to Carl Linnaeus, 21 December 1757 n.s.
Dated 21 Dec. 1757. Sent from () to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Latin.


Johannes BurmanBurman, Johannes (1707-1779).
Dutch. Botanist, professor of medicine
in Amsterdam. Close friend of Linnaeus.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
congratulates Linnaeus on the recent birth of a son [the newborn baby was a daughter [Sophia LinnaeaLinnaea, Sophia (1757-1830).
Swedish. Daughter of Carl Linnaeus and
Sara Elisabet Linnaea. Sister of Carl
Linnaeus the Younger and of Elisabeth
Christina, Louisa and Sara Christina
Linnaea. Wife of Samuel Christoffer
]. He wishes that the child would follow in his great fatherís footsteps together with the other five children. Burman hopes that Linnaeus will embrace his fertile wife [Sara Elisabet LinnaeaMoraea, Sara Elisabet
(1716-1806). Swedish. Linnaeusís wife.
Daughter of Johan Moraeus and Elisabet
Hansdotter Moraea. Mother of Carl
Linnaeus the Younger and of Elisabeth
Christina, Louisa, Sara Christina and
Sophia Linnaea.
] when she recovers. He is glad to see that she has been cured of the haemorrhoids by the medicine proposed by him.

Unfortunately, Burmanís weak wife [Adriana BurmanBurman, Adriana (-1759).
Dutch. Wife of Johannes Burman, mother
of Nicolaas Laurens Burman and Johanna
Elizabeth Burman.
] cannot be cured so fast. He keeps on using a potion of water-dock, plantain, milfoil and similar things, to no effect. He also makes daily use of relaxing medicine from Cassia and almond oil applied to the genitals, but the irregular menstrual flow continues.

Burman is still waiting for answers to things proposed in earlier letters. He gives his kind regards to Linnaeusís wife in confinement.


a. (LS, II, 422). [1] [2]


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