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Link: • David de Gorter to Carl Linnaeus, 16 July 1761 n.s.
Dated 1761. 5Jul. S. V.. Sent from St Petersburg (Russia) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Latin.


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
informs Linnaeus that he will return to Holland the following day. As soon as he comes in order, he will write to Linnaeus again. Gorter has rescued from destruction all the dried specimens of the plants that Traugott GerberGerber, Traugott (1710-1743).
German. Medical doctor, botanist,
director of the oldest botanical garden
in Moscow..
had collected at the Rivers Volga and Don and all the specimens that Johann Jacob LercheLerche, Johann Jacob
(1703-1780). German. Naturalist.
Military physician in Russian service at
Astrakan. Travelled in Persia.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
collected in Astrakhania and the provinces close to the Caspian Sea. Gorter has received Linnaeusís Amoenitates academicaeLinnaeus, Carl Amoenitates
, I-X (Stockholm
1749-1790). Soulsby no. 1280.
, V. Gorter has published Flora IngricaGorter, David de Flora
Ingrica ex schedis S. Krascheninnikow
confecta et propriis observationibus
(St. Petersburg 1761[-1764]).
, which Gerhard Friedrich MüllerMüller, Gerhard Friedrich
(1705-1783). German. Historian.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
will soon send to Linnaeus.

[The present letter was written in the house of Mauritz PossePosse, Mauritz (1712-1787).
Swedish. Baron. Swedish envoy at the
Russian court. Governor of the province
of Älvsborg. Correspondent of
Linnaeus. Correspondent of Linnaeus.


a. original holograph (LS, V, 131). [1] [2]