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Link: • Philip Miller to Carl Linnaeus, 20 August 1758 n.s.
Dated Aug. 20. 1758. Sent from Chelsea (Great Britain) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Latin.


Three months ago Philip MillerMiller, Philip (1691-1771).
British. Gardener of the Chelsea Physic
Garden. Corresponded with many
botanists. His rich herbarium was sold
to Joseph Banks. Correspondent of
[this letter has not come down to us] sent Linnaeus the illustrations that have been published in The Gardeners dictionary, 7th editionMiller, Philip The Gardeners
dictionary; containing the methods of
cultivating and improving the kitchen,
fruit and flower garden, etc.
, 7th
edition (London 1756-1759).
. Since he has received no letter from Linnaeus, he fears they might be lost.

Together with the present letter Linnaeus will receive some bulbs and illustrations of plants engraved by Johann Jacob DilleniusDillenius, Johann Jacob
(1684-1747). German/British. Studied at
Giessen. Sherardian professor of botany
at Oxford. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
but not yet published.

Miller entreats Linnaeus to send him the works that he has not yet received [see Miller to Linnaeus 20 October 1757Letter L2252 and below P.S.].

Miller will soon send Linnaeus the rest of his illustrations, The Gardeners dictionary, and many dried specimens and seeds. He entreats Linnaeus to send him some seeds from the Uppsala University Botanical Garden, the Peloria and other novelties.

P.S. There is a list of Linnaeus’s works that Miller would like to receive: Flora Svecica 2nd ed.Linnaeus, Carl Flora Svecica
: exhibens plantas per regnum Sveciae
crescentes, systematice cum differentiis
specierum, synonymis autorum, nominibus
incolarum, solo locorum, usu
oeconomorum, officinalibus
2nd ed. (Stockholm
1755). Soulsby no. 409.
, Materia medicaLinnaeus, Carl Materia
Medica. Liber I. De plantis secundum:
genera, loca, nomina, qualitates, vires,
differentias, durationes, simplicia,
modos, usus, synonyma, culturas,
praeparata, potentias, composita,
digestus, &c.
I-II (Stockholm
1749). Soulsby no. 968.
, Species plantarumLinnaeus, Carl Species
(Stockholm 1753). Soulsby
no. 480.
, Amoenitates academicaeLinnaeus, Carl Amoenitates
, I-X (Stockholm
1749-1790). Soulsby no. 1280.
and Systema naturae, 10th editionLinnaeus, Carl Systema
, 10th edition (Stockholm
1758-1759). Soulsby no. 58.
[Miller presumably refers to the 10th edition, which was published in two volumes, “Animalia” 1758 and “Vegetabilia” 1759].


a. original holograph (LS, X, 181-182). [1] [2] [3]