Carl Linnaeus to Nicolaas Laurens Burman,
6 November 1762 n.s.
L3165. Carl LinnaeusCarl Linnaeus (1707-1778). Swedish.
to Nicolaas Laurens BurmanNicolaas Laurens Burman (1734-1793).
Today Linnaeus has received Nikolaas Laurens BurmanísBurman, Nicolaas Laurens
Linnaeus is looking forward to seeing the new Zinnia species next summer.
Linnaeus had hoped that Burman would have delineated the new species of Datura accurately.
He has learned that Engelbert JörlinJörlin, Engelbert
Burman will have seeds of Geranium altheoides and Alström[er]ia. The Nitraria berries were picked by birds but it propagates easily by cuttings. Dodecatheon seldom has seeds and they hardly ever germinate, but he has a lot of plants.
Burmanís new Amaryllis species is very similar to Regina but not at all to Gloriosa.
Burmanís Anthericum is an Ixia scillaris.
The other one with many flowers is an Ixia crocata, but his Ixia with yellow corolla is unknown to Linnaeus.
Burmanís Geranium difforme is a very strange species.
Linnaeus will see to that Burman gets the new Species plantarumLinnaeus, Carl Species
Linnaeus has received Carlo AllioniísAllioni, Carlo (1725-1804).
Linnaeus wants to trade his Species plantarum for Gerardís, Arduinoís and Hallerís books, which he does not possess.
Linnaeus will go to the bookseller the next day and ask for Burmanís fatherís [Johannes BurmanBurman, Johannes (1707-1779).
Linnaeus asks for a dried specimen of Zinnia so that he can insert it into his Systema with a reference to Burman [Linnaeus refers to his forthcoming edition of Systema naturae, 12th editionLinnaeus, Carl Systema
If Burman sends Jacob LíAdmiralísL´Admiral, Jacob
Linnaeus has a new species of Eupatorium americanum flowering in his window.
Linnaeus would like Burman to read his dissertation Fundamentum fructificationisLinnaeus, Carl Fundamentum
If Burmanís father has an utriculata Linnaeus asks Burman to send a spike in a letter. If it is different from Linneausís specimen he will send his in return.
Linnaeus sends his best regards to Burmanís father.