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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.

Viro Amplissimo,
D[omino] D[octori] JO[HANNI] BURMANNO,
Professori Botanico,
S[alutem] pl[urimam] d[icit]
Car[olus] Linnaeus,
Equ[es].

Ad literas Tuas et omnium aliorum in hunc usque diem respondere non licuit; nunc mihi redditus primum erit Te salutare.

Hac aestate me imprimis afficiunt flores Alstromiae s[ive] Hemerocallis pelegrinae Fewill[aei], qui omnium formosissimi sunt.

Belladonna humifusa parva et succulenta planta annua egregie floret floribus caeruleis, quam apud nullum authorem legi.

Mercurialisquaedam, simillima annuae, sed floribus masculis et femineis in eodem caule verticillatis, quam neque apud alios vidi; nova ideoque et, ni fallor, distinctissima. Certe varietas non est; in Hispania vulgaris ad Gibraltar.

Lithospermum annuum dispermum etiam floret, misera sed singularis planta; nec eam apud authores reperi; ex Hispania habui.

Gladiolus plicatus Breyn. prodr. 3. t. 9. f. 2. ex Tuis, hoc vere me egregie reficiebat suis floribus.

Moraeam Milleri, si noveris, quaeso, florem siccum in litteris mittas, ut queam ejus characterem rite eruere. An habeas in horto?

Euphorbia terracensis quam, ni fallor, Barrel[lierius] ic. 833 pessime delineavit, floret, distinctissima foliis retusis ut in Euphorbia exigua ß. retusa, sed meae folia digiti longitudine et latitudine.

Prockia Roquei viget, sed nondum floret.

Hallesia Ellisii mihi e seminibus enata est.

Parietariam lusitanicam hac aestate primum accepi.

Astragalum absque caule et etiam absque scapo, leguminibus perfecte Astragali hamosi, accepi e Russelii Aleppensibus.

Faunae Suecicae altera editio, quae mihi multum laboris constitit, jam ad finem perduxi.

An ullus in vestra urbe habeat, exceptis Papilionibus, alia insecta Capensia.

Inclusas, quaeso, tradas dignissimo Tuo filio.

Dabam Upsaliae 1761 d[ie] 2 julii.

a Monsieur
Mons[ieu]r Jean Burmannus
Professeur en Botanique
Amsterdam

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.