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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L4084 • Johannes Burman to Carl Linnaeus, 27 June 1760 n.s.
Dated 27 Juny 1760.. Sent from Amsterdam (Netherlands) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Latin.

Nobiliss[imo] & Clarissimo Viro,
Carolo Linnaeo, Equiti,
S[alutem] D[icit]
J[oannes] Burmannus.

Tradidi heri Balguerio ingentem cistam plurimis siccis plantis ex variis terrarum plagis petitis repletam; in ea primo inveniuntur trecentae sex plantae Capenses, quas ante biduum modo accepi, ac vix perlustravi; in iis tamen occurrunt plures nunquam antea a me visae vel observatae, quas tuae Epicrisi submitto, utque specifica nomina adscribas, enixe obsecro. Dein variae adsunt Javanicae, quas itidem hoc anno & praeterito inde accepi, inter quas plures sunt in duplo quas tibi reservare potes; inter illas variae excellunt elegantiss[imae] Graminum species, eaeque plures in duplo; semina Javanica plurima adjeci; ac Pisonis Herbarium, tandem plantae Orientales & Carolinae a Catesby collectae, quae mihi erant in duplo, additae sunt, quas gratas tibi fore spero, quum plures sint rarissimae. Bulbos quoque accipies Capenses varios, ut resarcirem damnum, quod ex prioribus missis passus es, quorum jacturam vehementer dolui, quum omnium specierum, quas habeo, addideram plures.

Meum porro dilectum tibi commendo, uti ipsum totum tibi tradidi, ut ipsum formes tanto dignum Magistro. Valeas porro cum Nobiliss[ima] tua familia meque ac filium amare pergas!

27 Junii 1760.

A Monsieur
Mons[ieur] Charl[es] Linnaeus
Professeur tres Celebre/
â
Upsal.

upSUMMARY

Yesterday Johannes BurmanBurman, Johannes (1707-1779).
Dutch. Botanist, professor of medicine
in Amsterdam. Close friend of Linnaeus.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
delivered to Daniel BalguerieBalguerie, Daniel (1733-1788).
Swedish. Swedish agent in Amsterdam,
succeeded his father Pierre Balguerie.
a large box full of dried plants from different parts of the world, principally 306 Cape plants that he received two days ago. He has hardly looked at them but there are several that he has not seen earlier. He wants Linnaeus to examine them and add their names [Linnaeus comments on these plants 14 October 1760Letter L2806].

There are also a lot of Javanese plants that Burman has received this or last year. Many are in duplicate and Linnaeus can keep them. Different very elegant species of Gramen are conspicuous. He also sends Willem PisoísPiso, Willem (1611-1675).
Dutch. Naturalist, physician. Leader of
a scientific expedition to Brazil, with,
among others, Georg Markgraf.
herbarium, oriental and Caroline plants, collected by Marc CatesbyCatesby, Mark (1682-1749).
British. Naturalist and artist. Best
known for his illustrated work The
Natural history of Carolina, Florida and
the Bahama islands
(1736-1743).
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
, and various Cape bulbs to repair the loss Linnaeus suffered earlier.

Burman commends his son [Nicolaas Laurens BurmanBurman, Nicolaas Laurens
(1734-1793). Dutch. Professor of
botany. Linnaeusís pupil in Uppsala in
1760. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
] to Linnaeus and wishes that he could form him into a man worthy of such a great teacher.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. (LS, II, 479). [1] [2]

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1943), vol. II:2, p. 161   p.161.