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Link: • Johannes Burman to Carl Linnaeus, 26 July 1760 n.s.
Dated 26 July 1760. Sent from () 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.
is very grateful for the sincerity and kindness that Linnaeus has shown towards his son [Nicolaas Laurens BurmanBurman, Nicolaas Laurens
(1734-1793). Dutch. Professor of
botany. Linnaeusís pupil in Uppsala in
1760. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
], which he has learned about from Linnaeusís and his sonís [Carl Linnaeus the YoungerLinnaeus the Younger, Carl
(1741-1783). Swedish. Botanist. Son of
Carl Linnaeus and Sara Elisabet Linnaea.
Brother of Elisabeth Christina, Louisa,
Sara Christina and Sophia Linnaea.
Attended his fatherís lectures, had
private tutors (Löfling, Rolander,
Solander and Falk, all Linnaeusís
students). Demonstrator of botany at
Uppsala. Succeeded his
] last letters.

The son has written that Linnaeus proposed that he should stay over the winter in Uppsala to complete his studies. Burman would gladly have agreed if he could have endured such a long absence and if he had not been alone at home. Something could happen to him or his son, and it is impossible to travel from Sweden in winter. So he would be anxious the whole winter and he asks Linnaeus not to be offended.

Burman has sent a lot of uncertain and rare plants to his son that they can examine, and he hopes that the Cape plants have arrived [Burman to Linnaeus 27 June 1760Letter L4084; Linnaeus comments on these plants 14 October 1760Letter L2806].

Job BasterísBaster, Job (1711-1775).
Dutch. Naturalist, doctor of medicine,
Leiden. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
second volume [Burman refers presumably to the Opuscula subsecivaBaster, Job Opuscula
subseciva, observationes miscellaneas de
animalculis et plantis quibusdam
marinis, eorumque ovariis et seminibus
, 2 vol. (Haarlem,
, the second volume of which was published in 1765] was published recently. It contains zoophyta, shells and other finds from the sea.


a. (LS, II, 471-472). [1] [2] [3] [4]


1. Bref och skrifvelser (1943), vol. II:2, p. 162-163   p.162  p.163.