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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L3944 • John Hope to Carl Linnaeus, 25 August 1767 n.s.
Dated D. 25 Aug.t 1767.. Sent from Edinburgh (Great Britain) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Latin.

Viro praeclarissimo
Carolo von Linné equiti aurato
s[alutem] p[lurimam] d[icit] Jo[annes] Hope.

Gratissimas tuas Epistolas d[ie] 4 Julii dat[as] duobus abhinc diebus accepi, ob quas debitas reddo gratias. Mihi quidem pergratum quod quaedam semina rara e Carolina tribus diebus accepta mittere habui.

Specimen iterum Cort[icis] Winterani mitto et Dissert[ationem] inauguralem clar[issimi] D[omini] Khun, quam mihi commisit.

Haec omnia ad te mittuntur per navem Edwards ad Gottenburgh tendentem, quae ibi duas septimanas restabit. Dein ad nostrum Portum Letham revertitur. Si igitur intra tam breve tempus tibi licitum sit ad eandem navem eiusque gubernatorem Dominum William Robertson semina mittere, ad me tute pervenient. Semper plures naves e Letha singulis mensibus apud Gottenburgh sunt. Ita si possis semina ad Gottenburgh mittere, amicus tuus ibi ad mensem usque Octob[rem] aliquam e nostris navibus inveniet, per quam ad me spero tute advenient. Sed si hoc non fieri potest, ad Londinum mitti debent cum sequenti superscriptione: To Doctor Hope at Edinburgh to the care of M[iste]r Davies shipbroker at the lower end of the Piazas, Hungerfoordmarket, London.

Nondum accepimus primum tomum Systematis naturae edition[is] 12mae nec ullas Decuriarum novarum plantarum a Filio praeter primam. Ardenter cupio communicationem inter Holmiam et nos faciliorem esse. Certissimus sum id lucro fore. Dominis Salvio et ceteris Bibliopolis.

Nuper Londini multa praeclara in insitione variolarum perfecerunt, quod multum in Humani Generis commodum cedet.

Ut diu vivas, Patriae decus, Botanices praesidium, enixe precatur tui cultor devotissimus.

Dat[um] Edinburgi D[ie] 25 Aug[us]t[i] 1767.

a
Monsieur
Monsieur Le Chevalier von Linné
a Upsal

upSUMMARY

John HopeHope, John (1725-1786).
British. Doctor of medicine, professor
of botany, Edinburgh. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
thanks Linnaeus for his letter of July 4 [this letter has not come down to us], which he had received two days earlier. He is also glad that he can send Linnaeus some rare seeds, which he had got from Carolina a few days ago.

Hope sends again a specimen of Cort[ex] Winterani and Khunís [Adam KuhnKuhn, Adam (1741-1817).
American. Physician, Philadelphia.
Studied under Linnaeus at Uppsala
University in 1762-1763. Linnaeusís only
American student. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
] dissertation [Dissertatio medica inauguralis, de lavatione frigida [...]Kuhn, Adam Dissertatio medica
inauguralis, de lavatione frigida
[...]
(Edinburgh, 1767).
], which Kuhn had asked him to send.

All this is sent by a ship by the name of Edwards, bound for Gothenburg. It will remain there for two weeks before returning, so if Linnaeus wants to send seeds to Hope, he can send them to its captain William RobertsonRobertson, British?.
Sea-Captain.
in Gothenburg, and Hope will get them in good order. There are always many ships between the port of Leith and Gothenburg until October. If this way cannot be used, Linnaeus can send mail through London, and Hope gives the exact address to be used in that case.

Hope has not received the first part of the 12th edition of Systema naturae [Hope means the first part, ďRegnum animaleĒ of Systema naturae, 12th edition Linnaeus, Carl Systema
naturae
, 12th edition (Stockholm
1766-1768). Soulsby no. 62.
or any sheets of Linnaeusís sonís [Carl Linnaeus the Younger Linnaeus the Younger, Carl
(1741-1783). Swedish. Botanist. Son of
Carl Linnaeus and Sara Elisabet Linnaea.
Brother of Elisabeth Christina, Louisa,
Sara Christina and Sophia Linnaea.
Attended his fatherís lectures, had
private tutors (Löfling, Rolander,
Solander and Falk, all Linnaeusís
students). Demonstrator of botany at
Uppsala. Succeeded his
father.
] Decuriae after the first one Decas prima [et secunda] plantarum rariorum horti UpsaliensisLinnaeus the Younger, Carl
Decas prima [et secunda] plantarum
rariorum horti Upsaliensis sistens
descriptiones & figuras plantarum
minus cognitarum
(Stockholm
1762-[1763]).
. He wishes that the communication between Stockholm and Edinburgh were better, which would be good for Lars SalviusSalvius, Lars (1706-1773).
Swedish. Printer, bookseller, publisher.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
and the other publishers. In London, great progress has been made in inoculation against smallpox. This will mean much for the people. Hope wishes Linnaeus a long life.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (LS, VII, 136-137). [1] [2] [3]