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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L4048 • John Hope to Carl Linnaeus, 25 March 1768 n.s.
Dated 25. Mart. 1768. Sent from Edinburgh (Great Britain) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Latin.

Nunc, Vir Optime, ad Te fasciculum seminum praecipue Arborum ex America nuperrime adventorum mitto.

Inclusam habes epistolam a Domino Domino My Lord Montboddo supremae apud Scotos curiae Senatore conscriptam.

Diu semina a te missa expectavi. Mora mihi dolori est.

Valetudo mala me addere plura prohibit sed nulla res unquam prohibebit quominus sim tui cultor devotissimus.

Jo[annes] Hope.

Dat[um] Edinburgi
25 Mart[ii] 1768.

upSUMMARY

John HopeHope, John (1725-1786).
British. Doctor of medicine, professor
of botany, Edinburgh. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
sends Linnaeus a set of seeds of trees, which he has just received from America. Hope encloses a letter [this letter has not come down to us] from Lord Montboddo [James Burnet, Lord MontboddoMonboddo, James Burnet, Lord
(1714-1799). British. Author and
philosopher. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
], a member of the Scottish senate. Hope is eagerly waiting for seeds from Linnaeus. The delay makes him sorry. Hope is not quite well, so he cannot write more. However, he still is very devoted to Linnaeus.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (LS, VII, 138-139). [1] [2] [3]