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Link: • Carl Linnaeus to Johannes Burman, 12 February 1765 n.s.
Dated 1765 d. 12 februar. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Amsterdam (Netherlands). Written in Latin.


Linnaeus has received Johannes BurmanísBurman, Johannes (1707-1779).
Dutch. Botanist, professor of medicine
in Amsterdam. Close friend of Linnaeus.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
letter dated 4 JanuaryLetter L3526 where Burman offers him a more than princely gift, i.e. these very beautiful Cape plants. Linnaeus owes Burman more thanks than he can say and he has never received anything more welcome.

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
(1728-1791). German/Danish. Botanist
and economist. Studied under Albrecht
von Haller in Göttingen and became
professor of botany at Copenhagen.
Minister of finance for Norway. Started
the publishing of Flora Danica.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
, Elementa [Linnaeus refers to the Elementa botanicaOeder, Carl Christian
Elementa Botanica, 2 vols.
(Copenhagen, 1764-1766)
]. Anyone can see that everything in it is stolen from Linnaeus.

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
(1734-1793). Dutch. Professor of
botany. Linnaeusís pupil in Uppsala in
1760. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
] can read Linnaeusís original notes that he encloses.

Linnaeus asks Burman, who possesses everything, for seeds to sow this spring.


a. original holograph (KVA, Carl von Linnťs arkiv, 2301-2302). [1] [2]


1. Epistolae ineditae Caroli Linnaei (1830), p. 86-87 .
2. Bref och skrifvelser (1943), vol. II:2, p. 182-183   p.182  p.183.