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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L2934 • Carl Linnaeus to Johannes Burman, 2 July 1761 n.s.
Dated 1761. d. 2 julii. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Amsterdam (Netherlands). Written in Latin.

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus has not been able to answer to Johannes Burman’sBurman, Johannes (1707-1779).
Dutch. Botanist, professor of medicine
in Amsterdam. Close friend of Linnaeus.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
or anyone else’s letter earlier [the last preserved letter from Burman was dated 28 February 1761Letter L5286].

Linnaeus lists some plants, growing or flowering in his garden.

Linnaeus asks Burman to send a dried flower of Morea in his letter. Perhaps he has perhaps one in his garden?

Linnaeus has received a Astragalus from Alexander RusselRussel, Alexander (?-1768).
British. Scottish doctor of medicine.
.

Recently, Linnaeus finished the second edition of his Fauna Svecica, 2nd editionLinnaeus, Carl Fauna Svecica
sistens animalia Sveciae regni:
quadrupedia, aves, amphibia, pisces,
insecta, vermes, distributa per classes
& ordines, genera & species. Cum
differentiis specierum, synonymis
autorum, nominibus incolarum, locis
habitationum, descriptionibus
insectorum, 2nd edition
(Stockholm,
1761). Soulsby no. 1153.
which caused him a lot of work.

Linnaeus asks Burman for Cape insects, but not butterflies.

Linnaeus asks Burman to forward the enclosed letter to his son.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (KVA, Linné Burmannus, 1801-1803). [1] [2] [3]

upEDITIONS

1. Epistolae ineditae Caroli Linnaei (1830), p. 51-52 .
2. Bref och skrifvelser (1943), vol. II:2, p. 167-168   p.167  p.168.