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Link: • David de Gorter to Carl Linnaeus, 10 March 1762 n.s.
Dated 1762 10 Martii.. Sent from Wijk-bij-Duurstede (Netherlands) 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
has now settled down at Wijk-bij-Duurstede. He is ready to start his correspondence with Linnaeus again.

He is now free to devote himself to Apollinus and Flora.

Close to the house there is a big garden, where Gorter has decided to cultivate Siberian plants. However, some plants had perished during Gorterís journey. On a separate sheet Gorter has annotated plants in the Uppsala University Botanical Garden of which he wants Linnaeus to send him seeds.

Gerhard Friedrich MüllerMüller, Gerhard Friedrich
(1705-1783). German. Historian.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
promised to send Linnaeus Flora IngricaGorter, David de Flora
Ingrica ex schedis S. Krascheninnikow
confecta et propriis observationibus
(St. Petersburg 1761[-1764]).
, which Gorter has composed on the basis of Stephan Petrovich KrascheninnikovísKrascheninnikov, Stephan Petrovich
(1713-1755). Russian. Professor
of natural history, St Petersburg. Went
with Johann Georg Gmelin to Siberia and
came as the only member of the
expedition to Kamchatka. Correspondent
of Linnaeus.
notes. Gorter is sure that Linnaeus has received it by now.

Linnaeus can see Joseph Gottlieb KölreuterísKolreuter, Joseph Gottlieb
(1733-1806). German. Botanist,
published a pioneering work on plant
descriptions of some very rare and unknown birds in the forthcoming volume of Novi commentariiImperatorskaja akademija nauk,
Imperial Academy of Sciences

Novi Commentarii Academiae
Scientiarum Imperialis
(St Petersburg,
1747/1748 - 1775 [i.e. pub. 1750 -

A dark blackish brown Merops, Certhia, Passer, a green Fringilla, a blue Fringilla, a black Fringilla, a black Loxia, etc.

Gorter has now received the package containing dry plants from Astrakhania. Among other things, there were more than 20 species of Kali. Gorter will see whether he can refer them to their proper genera.

Gorter has many duplicates that he will send Linnaeus. There is also a Mus little different from Mus aegypticusHasselquist, Fredrik "Mus
Aegyptius", Acta societatis
regiae scientiarum Upsaliensis

(1744-1750, [1751]).
described in Acta Upsaliensia [Gorter refers to the transactions of the of the Royal Society of Sciences at Uppsala, Kungliga Vetenskaps-Societeten i UppsalaKungliga Vetenskaps-Societeten i
Swedish. The Royal
Society of Sciences at Uppsala was
founded in 1728.
]. Gorter will see to it that Linnaeus receives an illustration of it.

Gorter has changed some in Linnaeusís dissertation Flora BelgicaLinnaeus, Carl Flora
, diss., resp. Christian Fr.
Rosenthal (Uppsala, [1760]). Soulsby no.
. However, he has forgotten whether he has sent his comments to Linnaeus [see Gorter to Linnaeus, 25 November 1760Letter L2815]. Except for this work, Gorter has received nothing published after Amoenitates academicaeLinnaeus, Carl Amoenitates
, I-X (Stockholm
1749-1790). Soulsby no. 1280.
, V.

Gorter wants to know where he can find Cruciata angustifolia flosculo luteo verticillato, there is a reference to Herman Boerhaave, Historia plantarumBoerhaave, Herman Historia
plantarum, quae in horto academico
Lugduni Batavorum crescunt, cum earum
characteribus et medicinalibus
, I-II (Leiden 1727).
, I, p., 149.


a. original holograph (LS, V, 132-133). [1] [2] [3]