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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L2532 • Carl Linnaeus to Georg Dionysius Ehret, 12 April 1759 n.s.
Dated 1759, d. 12 Aprilis. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to London (Great Britain). Written in Latin.

Florae ipsius Apelli
Dionys[io] Ehretio
amico antiquo
S[alutem] pl[urimam] d[icit]
Car[olus] Linnaeus,
Equ[es]

Has tibi, amice Ehret, offert juvenis eximius D[ominus] Dan[iel] SolanderSolander, Daniel (1733-1782).
Swedish. Naturalist, explorer. Student
in Uppsala under Linnaeus and Johan
Gottschalk Wallerius. Went to London in
1760. Curator of natural history
collections at the British Museum.
Botanist on Cook’s first voyage
1768-1771. Joseph Bank’s librarian.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
mihi amicissimus. Pro tua in me amicitia ipsi oro ostendas rariores gazas Angliae, ut Te patrono videat, quae ego videre vellem sed nequeam.

Quotidie mihi sese sistunt Plantae rarissimae a Te ad vivum ita delineatas,[1] ut nihil deficiat nisi vita; rident haec floribus et mihi toties in memoriam revocant antiquam Tuam in me amicitiam; utinam possem, uti vellem, etiamnum Te in hac vita coram intueri; sed fata videntur mihi denegare hoc oblectamentum; numquam tamen denegabunt mihi te amare, qui de Flora et de me optime meritus es.

Vale egregie Ehreti et me porro ama.

Dabam Upsaliae, 1759, d[ie] 12 Aprilis.

[address] To / Mr. / Dionys. / Ehret / London

upSUMMARY

This letter is delivered to Georg Dionysius Ehret by Daniel Solander. Linnaeus now begs Ehret to show Solander the rare treasures of England. The wonderful illustrations of flowers, which Ehret has sent Linnaeus, remind him of their long friendship. Linnaeus wishes he could see Ehret once more in their life.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (LS, B. Linnaeus. Ms. Letters to D. Ehret, I.B=Supplements.). [1] [2] [3]

upEDITIONS

1. “Short memoir of George Dionysius Ehret” (1886), p. 50 .

upEXPLANATORY NOTES

1.
Linnaeus refers to the sheets of the engravings in Ehret, Plantae et papilione rarioresEhret, Georg Dionysius
Plantae et papiliones rariores,
depictae et aeri incisae. Tab. 1-15
,
[Lond.], (1748-62).
.