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Link: • Carl Linnaeus to Johannes Burman, 1 January 1760 n.s.
Dated 1760 d. 1 januarii. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Amsterdam (Netherlands). Written in Latin.


Linnaeus has received Johannes BurmanísBurman, Johannes (1707-1779).
Dutch. Botanist, professor of medicine
in Amsterdam. Close friend of Linnaeus.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
letter [15 January 1760Letter L2662], seeing that the Charles PlumierPlumier, Charles (1646-1704).
French. Botanist, travelled in Central
America and the Carribean. Linnaeus
generally approved of the descriptions
in his richly illustrated botanical
work has come to an end [Linnaeus refers to Burmanís 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 he congratulates Burman and the botanical world.

If Burmanís son [Nicolaas Laurens BurmanBurman, Nicolaas Laurens
(1734-1793). Dutch. Professor of
botany. Linnaeusís pupil in Uppsala in
1760. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
] is coming, Linnaeus will see to it that things will be translated into Latin.

Linnaeus has not heard anything about the box Burman sent. An inspector handles Linnaeusís transactions and he should note all cargoes unloaded in Stockholm. Such a loss can never be repaired.

Linnaeus has received a lot of insects from various parts of Europe. He gives names to them and his collection grows from day to day.

Commentaries on Plumierís illustrations follow.

Linnaeus gives a list of dissertations published recently, Plantarum Jamaicensium pugillusLinnaeus, Carl Plantarum
Jamaicensium pugillus
, diss., resp.
G. Elmgren (Uppsala 1759). Soulsby no.
, Genera morborumLinnaeus, Carl Genera
morborum, diss., resp. J.
(Uppsala 1759).
Soulsby no. 1762.
,Generatio ambigena Linnaeus, Carl Generatio
, diss., resp. C. L.
Ramström (Stockholm 1759). Soulsby
no. 2082.
, Flora JamaicensisLinnaeus, Carl Flora
diss., resp. C. G.
Sandmark (Uppsala [1759]). Soulsby no.
, Aer habitabilisLinnaeus, Carl Aer
, diss., resp. J. F.
Siefvert (Uppsala 1759). Soulsby no.
,Dissertatio academica, sistens nomenclatorem botanicumLinnaeus, Carl Dissertatio
academica, sistens nomenclatorem
, diss., resp. B. Berzelius
(Uppsala 1759). Soulsby no. 2095.
, Dissertatio diaetetica de pinguedine animaleLinnaeus, Carl Dissertatio
dietetica de pinguedine animale
diss., resp. J. Lindh (Uppsala 1759).
Soulsby no. 2100.

The Swedish Queen [Lovisa UlrikaLovisa Ulrika, (1720-1782).
Swedish. Queen of Sweden 1751-1771.
Married to Adolf Fredrik. Mother of
Gustav III. Sister of Fredric II of
Prussia. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
] continues to have her collection of butterflies drawn in colour [Linnaeus refers to the publishing of Carl Alexander ClerckísClerck, Carl Alexander
(1709-1765). Swedish. Entomologist.
Assessor in Stockholm. Correspondent of
Icones insectorum rariorumClerck, Carl Alexander Icones
insectorum rariorum cum nominibus eorum
trivialibus, locisqve e C: Linnaei [...
] Syst: nat: allegatis
, 2 vol.,
(Stockholm 1759-1765).


a. original holograph (KVA, Carl von Linnes arkiv, 1501-1502). [1] [2]


1. Epistolae ineditae Caroli Linnaei (1830), p. 37-39 .
2. Bref och skrifvelser (1943), vol. II:2, p. 149-150   p.149  p.150.