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Link: • Johannes Burman to Carl Linnaeus, 20 March 1759 n.s.
Dated 17 20/3 59. Sent from Amsterdam (Netherlands) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Latin.


Johannes BurmanísBurman, Johannes (1707-1779).
Dutch. Botanist, professor of medicine
in Amsterdam. Close friend of Linnaeus.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
son [Nicolaas Laurens BurmanBurman, Nicolaas Laurens
(1734-1793). Dutch. Professor of
botany. Linnaeusís pupil in Uppsala in
1760. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
] has asked his father to send another plate of Geranium species that is ready now. He wants to hear Linnaeusís opinion. His thesis is almost finished and as soon as his motherís, Adriana BurmanBurman, Adriana (-1759).
Dutch. Wife of Johannes Burman, mother
of Nicolaas Laurens Burman and Johanna
Elizabeth Burman.
, state of health permits he will defend it [Nicolaas Laurens Burmanís Specimen botanicum de geraniisBurman, Nicolaas Laurens
Specimen botanicum de geraniis
(Leiden 1759).
was published in 1759].

Burman recently received Casimir Christopher SchmidelísSchmidel, Casimir Christopher
(1718-1792). German. Physician,
professor of medicine at Erlangen and
personal physician to the Duke Carl
Alexander at Ansbach. Correspondent of
Dissertatio inauguralis botanica de BuxbaumiaSchmidel, Casimir Christopher
Dissertatio inauguralis botanica de
, resp. J. G. Hoelzel
(Erlangen 1758).
. As he received two copies he sends one to Linnaeus together with Adriaan van RoyenísRoyen, Adriaan van (1705-1779).
Dutch. Professor of botany, director of
the botanical garden of Leiden.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
beautiful Elegia, copies of the ninth fascicle [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).
] and numerous Cape and Javanese seeds with the first possible ship.

Burman asks for Siberian or other rare seeds and dried plants.

Burman recently saw Bengt FerrnerFerrner, Bengt (1724-1802).
Swedish. Astronomer at Uppsala
University. Tutor of crown prince Gustav
of Sweden. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
at his estate, an honest and polite fellow. He will return on his way back from Leiden.


a. (LS, II, 444-447). [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]


1. Bref och skrifvelser (1943), vol. II:2, p. 137   p.137.