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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L2404 • Johann Joachim Lange to Carl Linnaeus, 24 November 1759 n.s.
Dated XXIV Nov. MDCCLVIIII. Sent from Halle (Germany) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Latin.

Perillustri LINNAEO,
Regni Sueciae Equiti aurato,
Naturalistarum Principi,
S[alutem] e[t] O[fficia]
Joannes Joachimus Lange.

Tandem vidi novissimam systematis Tui editionem, quae his elapsis nundinis autumnalibus Lipsiensibus demum ad nos perlata est.[1] Obstupui tantam ubertatem, tantam copiam in angustum satis spatium coerceri potuisse. Utrumque nemini nisi soli Linnaeo datum est. Ad systematis Tui filum jam a viginti annis quotannis doceo Historiam naturalem; Tuus totus discipulus meos auditores itidem reddo Tuos. Inter hos gaudeo duos summo Linnaeo innotuisse. Alter est SchreberusSchreber, Johann Christian Daniel von
(1737-1810). German. Physician
and botanist. Became doctor of medicine
at Uppsala under Linnaeus in 1760.
Professor of botany and director of the
botanical garden of Erlangen.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
, alter ex sorore nepos Lyserus. Hic cum laude docet Botanicam ad Tuum systema et simul explicat philosophiam Botanicam.[2] Erat inter Deos minores gentium apud nos, qui Lyserum non medicum a Botanica removere conabatur et, cum in Academia nihil proficeret, ipsam aulam excitabat. Sed intercedebat facultas philosophica. Admittebat Lyserum ad examen Physicum, Chemicum, Historiae naturalis, Mathematicum. Concedebat ipsi facultatem in botanica docendi atque ita, quemadmodum mea opera et studio lectiones chemicae ad forum philosophicum sunt deductae, nunc etiam botanicam philosophicis disciplinis vindicavimus. Huic libros StrumpfianosStrumpff, Christopher Karl
(1711-1754). German. Doctor of medicine
and professor of chemistry and botany in
Halle, edited Linnaeus´s Genera
plantarum
(Halle 1752). Husband of
Dorothea Catharina Helena Strumpff and
son-in-law of Johann Heinrich Schulze..
Sueciam mittendos interim concessi, qui eos optime conservat, usque dum viam monstres, qua tuto ad vos pervenire queant.

Vale et fave!

Dabam in Regia Fridericiana die XXIV Nov[embris] MDCCLVIIII.

[a][a] : MS1 [added in the margin] P.S. In editione Gronoviana invenio Amiantum terrestrem[3] M[onsieur] TessinTessin, Carl Gustaf
(1695-1770). Swedish. Count, important
politician and patron of science and
art. He supported Swedish artists and
scientists and collected art, books and
natural history objects. He assisted
Linnaeusís career in many ways. Married
to Lovisa Ulrica Tessin. Uncle to
Fredrik Sparre. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
, p. 22, n. 5;[4] locus Magdeburgi e fissuris saxi. Lapis quasi ex argilla indurata, quae transversim in fibras contiguas parallelas connata, nondum in lapideam consistentiam indurata.

Ego olim comite Lysero nominato eiusmodi statim ad unam portarum Magdeburgensium ex fissuris saxorum legi. Ast hoc non est apyrum, sed totum marmor solubile. Nescio alia species ab alio ibidem reperta fuerit. Credo Schreberum nostrum frustulum huius ex speciminibus ipsi a me traditis Tibi nunc transmissurum,[5] ut mea scriptio hac in re omni dubio careat.[a][a] : MS1 [added in the margin]

Vale iterum!

[address] A Monsieur / Monsieur Linnaeus / Chevallier de líOrdre de / líEtoile polaire, Archiatre / de Sa M. Le Roy de Suède / a / Upsal.

upSUMMARY

Johann Joachim Lange has finally seen Linnaeusís new edition of Systema naturae [1750]. For twenty years he has taught Linnaeusís system.

Two of Langeís students are known to Linnaeus, i.e., Johann Christian Daniel von Schreber and Lyser, Langeís nephew. Lyser teaches Linnaeusís system and explains Philosophia botanica. Lyser has a degree in physics, chemistry, natural history and mathematics, and permission to teach botany.

Lyser will see to it that Linnaeus gets Christopher Karl Strumpffís books.

P.S. Lange has seen Carl Gustaf Tessinís terrestrial amiant in an edition by Gronovius. It was found in Magdeburg.

Lange and Lyser once collected a kind of amiant in Magdeburg, which is like a meltable marble. Schreber will send Linnaeus a sample.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (LS, VIII, 406-407). [1] [2] [3]

upTEXTUAL NOTES

a.
MS1 [added in the margin]

upEXPLANATORY NOTES

1.
2.
3.
Sc. asbestos.
4.
Lange probably refers to Gronovius, Index supellectilis lapideae Gronovius, Johan Frederik
Index supellectilis lapideae 2nd
ed. (Leiden 1750).
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5.
See Johann Christian Daniel Schreber to Linnaeus, 25 November 1759 n.s.Letter L4290.