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Link: • Johann Christian Daniel von Schreber to Carl Linnaeus, 5 October 1763 n.s.
Dated d. 5 Octobr. 1763. Sent from Butzov (Germany) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Latin.


Johann Christian Daniel von SchreberSchreber, Johann Christian Daniel von
(1737-1810). German. Physician
and botanist. Became doctor of medicine
at Uppsala under Linnaeus in 1760.
Professor of botany and director of the
botanical garden of Erlangen.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
is pleased to have received a letter from Linnaeus [this letter has not come down to us].

Schreber has not yet received Linnaeus’s Species plantarum [Schreber refers to the second edition of Species plantarumLinnaeus, Carl Species
(Stockholm 1762-1763).
Soulsby no. 500.

Two weeks ago Schreber sent some of his father’s [Daniel Gottfried SchreberSchreber, Daniel Gottfried
(1708-1777). German. Professor of
agriculture and economics at
Bützow, the father of Johann
Christian Daniel von Schreber.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
] works to Schulz [presumably David Schulz von SchulzenheimSchulz von Schulzenheim, David
(1732-1823). Swedish. Physician.
Studied at Uppsala, where he attended
Linnaeus’s lectures. Went to England.
Together with Nils Rosén von
Rosenstein he introduced inoculation for
smallpox in Sweden. Correspondent of
] to be forwarded to Linnaeus. He enclosed African plants, which he has notified, after obtaining Johannes Burman’sBurman, Johannes (1707-1779).
Dutch. Botanist, professor of medicine
in Amsterdam. Close friend of Linnaeus.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
”decades” [Schreber refers to Rariorum Africanarum plantarum, ad vivum delineatarum, iconibus ac descriptionibus illustratarum decas prima-[decima]Burman, Johannes Rariorum
Africanarum plantarum, ad vivum
delineatarum, iconibus ac
descriptionibus illustratarum decas
], have not yet been described.

1. Crataegus
2. Phillyrea
3. Orchidea

He also sent a grass; he asks Linnaeus for help. There is a reference to Flora PalaestinaLinnaeus, Carl Flora
, diss., resp. J. Strand
(Uppsala, 1756). Soulsby no. 1886.

Schreber cannot refer all the Umbellatae and Didynamiae to their true genera.

Schreber will go to Berlin next week and visit Johann Gottlieb GleditschGleditsch, Johann Gottlieb
(1714-1786). German. Botanist and
sylviculturist in Berlin, disciple of
Anton Wilhelm Platz and Johann Ernst
Hebenstreit, supervisor of Caspar Bose’s
garden 1731-1735, professor at the
Collegium Medico-Chirurgicum in 1746.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.

Schreber wonders what Daniel SolanderSolander, Daniel (1733-1782).
Swedish. Naturalist, explorer. Student
in Uppsala under Linnaeus and Johan
Gottschalk Wallerius. Went to London in
1760. Curator of natural history
collections at the British Museum.
Botanist on Cook’s first voyage
1768-1771. Joseph Bank’s librarian.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
is doing these days.

Schreber’s father sends his regards.

P.S. On 31 August Peter Hinrich TesdorpfTesdorpf, Peter Hinrich
(1712-1778). German. Merchant,
Lübeck. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
wrote from Lübeck and asked Schreber to find out whether Linnaeus has received his letter dated 15 October 1761Letter L2981 and a box containing natural history specimens.


a. original holograph (LS, XIII, 368-369). [1] [2] [3]