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Link: • Johannes Burman to Carl Linnaeus, 22 July 1758 n.s.
Dated 22 Iulij 1758. Sent from Amsterdam (Netherlands) 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.
has understood from Linnaeusís letter dated 7 July 1758 [this letter has not come down to us] that he has not yet received the sixth part of the Plantarum Americanarum fasciculus primus[-decimus]Plumier, Charles Plantarum
Americanarum fasciculus primus[-decimus]
continens plantas, quas olim C.
Plumierius [...] detexit, eruitque,
atque in insulis Antillis ipse depinxit.
Has primum in lucem edidit, concinnis
descriptionibus & observationibus,
aeneisque tabulis illustravit J.
(Amsterdam 1755-1760).
. He has asked Pierre BalguerieBalguerie, Pierre (1679-1759).
French. Swedish agent in Amsterdam.
Father of Daniel Balguerie.
who assured him that no ship for Stockholm was lost this summer. Nor did Linnaeus receive the latest parcel with illustrations of cacti. He asks Linnaeus to send his annotations as soon as possible since the printing of the eighth fascicle will soon be ready.

Burman has not heard or received anything from Abraham BäckBäck, Abraham (1713-1795).
Swedish. Physician, president of the
Collegium Medicum, Stockholm. Close
friend of Linnaeus. Correspondent of
. He wants to see the first part of the Museum S:ae R:ae M:tis Adolphi Friderici Regis SuecorumLinnaeus, Carl Museum S:ae
R:ae M:tis Adolphi Friderici Regis
Suecorum [...] in quo animalia rariora
imprimis et exotica: quadrupedia, aves,
amphibia, pisces, insecta, vermes
describuntur et determinantur, Latine et
Suetice cum iconibus
and other recently published books. He hopes that the new edition of the Systema naturae, 10th editionLinnaeus, Carl Systema
, 10th edition (Stockholm
1758-1759). Soulsby no. 58.
will soon be finished.

Burman did not write anything about the money since he thought that the exchange rate would become better, but he has now learned that this cannot be hoped for as long as the war continues. He asks Linnaeus to write down how much money he has received for him and to remember it.

Burman has received a lot of Cape and Javanese plants, though no important ones, but he will send them to Linnaeus as soon as possible together with Cape bulbs and Indian seeds. Various bulb plants are flowering, among them two species of Wachendorfia that have not been observed before. Due to the misfortunes at home Burman has hardly had the opportunity to visit his estate, except in evenings when most of the flowers are closed and asleep. Therefore he could not examine them.

If Linnaeus has new specimens of Geranium or other rare dried plants in duplicate, Burman asks him to send them.

Burman mentioned Lorenz HeisterísHeister, Lorenz (1683-1758).
German. Anatomist and surgeon,
considered the father of German surgery.
Professor of anatomy and surgery in
1720, of theoretical medicine and botany
at Helmstädt in 1730. He rejected
Linnaeusís sexual system. Correspondent
of Linnaeus.
death in his last letter. He has now heard that also Antoine de JussieuJussieu, Antoine de
(1686-1758). French. Botanist,
professor of botany, Paris. Brother of
Bernard and Joseph de Jussieu. Joseph
Pitton de Tournefortís successor. Uncle
of Antoine Laurent de Jussieu.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
is dead.


a. original holograph (LS, II, 432-433). [1] [2] [3]


1. Bref och skrifvelser (1943), vol. II:2, p. 122-123   p.122  p.123.