Carl Linnaeus to Nicolaas Laurens Burman,
20 April 1764 n.s.
L3392. Carl LinnaeusCarl Linnaeus (1707-1778). Swedish.
to Nicolaas Laurens BurmanNicolaas Laurens Burman (1734-1793).
Linnaeus has received Nicolaas Laurens BurmanísBurman, Nicolaas Laurens
Linnaeus possesses a beautiful picture of a Surinamese insect. He had it inserted into the Queenís Museum [Linnaeus refers to his Museum s:ae m:tis Ludovicae Ulricae reginaeLinnaeus, Carl Museum s:ae
Linnaeus has already expressed his gratitude for Peter ForsskålísForsskål, Peter
Linnaeus has received the bulbs sent by Niclas HasselgrenHasselgren, Niclas (1714-1773).
The new Geranium species is nothing but a Geranium scabrum but a pygmy plant. Linnaeus has examined it under the microscope.
Linnaeus describes Geranium spinosum. It has nothing to do with African Gerania.
Drosera verticillata is a very beautiful plant belonging to a new genus, very similar to Sauvagesia but without nectary. He gives a description of the flower and the plant and he asks Burman to dissect the pistil of his specimen, looking with a magnifying glass to see how many loculi there are in the fruit. Otherwise the description will limp.
Linnaeus wants Burmanís father [Johannes BurmanBurman, Johannes (1707-1779).
Burman can send as many dried plants as he likes. Linnaeus will examine them and return them at once.
Since he has only a few African plants he asks Burman to send some if he has an abundance.
Linnaeus is delighted at quite a lot of fishes and some insects from America, which he received recently.
He asks Burman for a description of his monkey that he could insert into his new Systema [Linnaeus refers to his forthcoming edition of kSystema naturae, 12th editionLinnaeus, Carl Systema
Linnaeus sends his best regards to Burmanís father. He always holds him in high esteem due to his benefactions, his merits in botany and his very kind heart.