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Link: • Johannes Burman to Carl Linnaeus, 28 November 1758 n.s.
Dated 17 28/11 58. 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.
understands from Linnaeusís letter dated 7 April 1758 [this letter has not come down to us] that the description and illustration of the new plant pleased him, but he does not agree with Linnaeus that it belongs to the Ixia genus. He gives his reasons concerning the flower and the fruit. He also sent a bulb of it, hoping that it will flower next summer so that Linnaeus could observe it better. Burman hopes that he has not offended Linnaeus by having a different opinion. If Linnaeus changes his mind, Burman asks him to keep the name Ferraria.

Burman wants to know if Linnaeus has received the parcel with the copies of the eighth fascicle and the new illustrations for the ninth [Burman refers to his editing 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).

Burman is grateful for the plant material of Geranium. Nicolaas Laurens BurmanBurman, Nicolaas Laurens
(1734-1793). Dutch. Professor of
botany. Linnaeusís pupil in Uppsala in
1760. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
has almost finished their genera and he will present and explain 80 different species [Nicolaas Laurens Burmanís Specimen botanicum de geraniisBurman, Nicolaas Laurens
Specimen botanicum de geraniis
(Leiden 1759).
was published in 1759].


a. (LS, II, 438-439). [1] [2] [3]


1. Epistolae ineditae Caroli Linnaei (1830), p. 29-31 .
2. Bref och skrifvelser (1943), vol. II:2, p. 132-133   p.132  p.133.