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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L3743 • Albrecht von Haller to Carl Linnaeus, 10 April 1766 n.s.
Dated 10 april 1766. Sent from Bern (Switzerland) to (). Written in Latin.

Advenit ante paucas horas libellus, quem cum Tuae Amicitiae documento ad me misisti, Generose Eques. Adgnovi etiam diapensiam genusque gentianae utramque a nostris diversam. Curabo, ut aliquod gratitudinis meae signum exstet.

Nunc proxime ad Enumerationem st[irpium] H[elveticarum] secundis curis recensendam accedo.[1] Et pergam in eo labore, quoad vita supererit. Exiguum vero otium est, quod publici labores mihi reliquum faciunt.[2]

Nihil mihi gratius accideret quam stirpes siccae vestrates rariores, quas cum meis compararem. Has Alpinis meis rependerem, quas satis multas corrasi, dum Gottingam curarentur ad Cl[arissimum] Prof[essorem] MurrayMurray, Johan Andreas
(1740-1791). Swedish. Professor of
medicine and botany, Göttingen. Son
of Andreas Murray and brother of Adolph
Murray and Gustaf Murray. Half-brother
of Johann Philipp Murray. Correspondent
of Linnaeus.
aut Lipsiam ad LudwigiumLudwig, Christian Gottlieb
(1709-1773). German. Physician.
Professor of medicine in Leipzig. One of
Linnaeusís early opponents.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
sufficeret.

Has in breve spatium contractas Tibi curabit IDEM civis vester clar[issimus].[4]

Vale et fave!

Bernae d[ie] 10 april[is] 1766.[3]

A. Haller Dn. in Goumoens. et Eclagnens.[5]

[address] Gen[eros]o Equiti / Carolo v. Linné / recommendeé à M. le P. Murray

upSUMMARY

Albrecht von Haller has received a small book from Linnaeus together with a token of his friendship. He has recognised Diapensia and a species of Gentiana, both of which are different from those in Switzerland.

Haller is now preparing a second edition of his Enumeratio stirpium Helveticarum. He would be grateful for dried specimens of Linnaeusís rarer plants, so that he can compare them with his own. They can be sent either to Johan Andreas Murray at Göttingen or Christian Gottlieb Ludwig at Leipzig.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (LS, VI, 196). [1] [2]

upEDITIONS

1. A selection (1821), vol. 2, p. 435-436   p.435  p.436.

upEXPLANATORY NOTES

1.
Albrecht von Haller probably refers to Enumeratio methodica stirpium Helvetiae indigenarumHaller, Albrecht von
Enumeratio methodica stirpium
Helvetiae indigenarum. Qua omnium brevis
descriptio et synonymia compendium
virium medicarum dubiarum declaratio
novarum et rariorum uberior historia et
icones continentur
, I-II
(Göttingen 1742).
(1768). He augmented and improved this work several times. See Haller, Operum Alberti von Haller catalogus (in his: Epistolarum ab eruditis viris ad Alb. HallerumHaller, Albrecht von
Epistolarum ab eruditis viris ad Alb.
Hallerum scriptarum I-VI
(Bern
1773-1775).
, II, 157-198).
2.
In 1753 Haller returned to Berne.
3.
No letters have come down to us from Haller to Linnaeus between 23 October 1749 and 10 April 1766. However, there are 3 letters from his son Gottlieb (Theophil) Emanuel von HallerHaller, Gottlieb Emanuel von
(1735-1786). Swiss. Historian and
statesman. Son of Albrecht von Haller
and Marianne Wyss. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
between 4 November 1750 n.s. and 25 February 1751 n.s. (see these).
4.
Johan Andreas Murray was a Swedish botanist, pupil of Linnaeus 1756-1760, who studied at Göttingen 1760-1763. In 1764 he became professor of medicine and botany at Göttingen.
5.
In 1764 Haller bought the two mansions Goumoëns-le-Jux and Eclagnens, now in the canton Vaud (German Waadt). From this time on he called himself Herr zu Goumoëns-le-Jux und Eclagnens.