Carl Linnaeus to Johannes Burman,
12 February 1765 n.s.
L3542. Carl LinnaeusCarl Linnaeus (1707-1778). Swedish.
to Johannes BurmanJohannes Burman (1707-1779). Dutch.
Linnaeus has received Johannes BurmanísBurman, Johannes (1707-1779).
Burmanís illustration of Convolvulus is well known to Linnaeus. Its laciniate corolla is too narrow at the apices.
Linnaeus does not know Jasminum Japonicum. It can definitely not belong to the species Jasminum.
Linnaeus describes four Cape plants.
Recently Linnaeus received Georg Christian von OederísOeder, Georg Christian von
Linnaeus has written the descriptions of the rare plants on a special piece of paper but thinks the devil has stolen it. He has searched for it the whole day without success. Perhaps Burmanís son [Nicolaas Laurens BurmanBurman, Nicolaas Laurens
Linnaeus asks Burman, who possesses everything, for seeds to sow this spring.