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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L2790 • David de Gorter to Carl Linnaeus, 16 September 1760 n.s.
Dated 16 Sept. N. S. 1760. Sent from St Petersburg (Russia) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Latin.

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David de GorterGorter, David de (1707 or
1717-1783). Dutch. Botanist and
physician. Succeeded his father Johannes
de Gorter as physician-in-ordinary to
the Empress Elizabeth of Russia. Son of
Susanna de Gorter, brother of Herman
Boerhaave de Gorter. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
now sends the sheet of paper that he wanted to add to his earlier letter dated 26 August [Gorter to Linnaeus, 26 August 1760Letter L2770]. He also sends Joseph Adam BraunísBraun, Joseph Adam
(1712?-1768). . Professor of physics at
the Imperial Academy of Sciences of St
Petersburg.
dissertation on the congealing of mercury [Gorter refers to De admirando frigore artificiali quo mercurius est congelatus dissertatio in conventu publico Academiae Scientiarum celebrationi diei anniversariiBraun, Joseph Adam De
admirando frigore artificiali quo
mercurius est congelatus dissertatio in
conventu publico Academiae Scientiarum
celebrationi diei anniversarii : nomini
Elisabetae Augustae toti Russiae
feliciter imperantis sacri dicato

(St Petersburg 1760).
; republished with a supplement and additions in 1767, "Dissertatio continens partim additamenta nova et supplementa ad dissertationem de congelatione mercurii sive hydragyri"Braun, Joseph Adam
"Dissertatio continens partim
additamenta nova et supplementa ad
dissertationem de congelatione mercurii
sive hydragyri, partim in alia copora
frigoris artificialis insignioris novos
effectus", Novi Commentarii,
XI, ( [1765], 1767), 302-319.
]], which will be read the following day at the Imperial Academy of Sciences of St Petersburg, [Imperatorskaja akademija naukImperatorskaja akademija nauk,
Imperial Academy of Sciences

Russian. Imperial Academy of Sciences of
St Petersburg, founded in 1725. Its
publications are Commentarii
Academiae Scientiarum Imperialis
Petropolitanae
, 1-14 (1726 -
1744/1746 [i.e. pub. 1728 - 1751]) and
Novi Commentarii Academiae
Scientiarum Imperialis
Petropolitanae
, 1-20 (1747/1748 -
1775 [i.e. pub. 1750 - 1776]).
]. Then it will also be decided that Linnaeusís dissertation on the sexuality of plants will be awarded a prize. [In 1759 Linnaeus sent a contribution to a competition regarding the sexuality of plants]. The dissertation [Disquisitio de quaestione ab Academia Imperiali Scientiarum Petropol. in annum 1759, pro praemio proposita: Sexum Plantarum argumentis et experimentis novisLinnaeus, Carl Disquisitio de
quaestione ab Academia Imperiali
Scientiarum Petropol. in annum 1759, pro
praemio proposita: Sexum Plantarum
argumentis et experimentis novis,
praeter adhuc jam cognita, vel
corroborare, vel impugnare,
præmissa expositione historica et
physica omnium plantae partium, quae
aliquid ad faecundationem et
perfectionem seminis et fructus conferre
creduntur, ab eadem Academia [...]
praemio ornata
(St. Petersburg,
1760). Soulsby no. 2115.
] is now being printed. There will also be a Programma by Gerhard Friedrich MüllerMüller, Gerhard Friedrich
(1705-1783). German. Historian.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
. Gorter will send the Programma and the dissertation to Linnaeus as soon as possible.

Gorter will shortly ask for his retirement from St Petersburg. He then intends to visit Linnaeus in Sweden.

On fol. 125 there is a list of plants with Latin and Dutch names and on fol. 126 there is another list with plants from Jan CommelinísCommelin, Jan (1629-1692).
Dutch. Druggist, merchant and botanist.
Uncle of Caspar Commelin.
Catalogus plantarum indigenarum HollandiaeCommelin, Jan Catalogus
plantarum indigenarum Hollandiae / cui
praemissa, Lamb. Bidloo Dissertatio de
re herbaria
(Amsterdam 1683).
.

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a. original holograph (LS, V, 123-126). [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]