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Link: • Carl Linnaeus to Nicolaas Laurens Burman, 22 December 1768 n.s.
Dated 1768 d. 22 Decembris. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Amsterdam (Netherlands). Written in Latin.


Finally, five days ago, Linnaeus received Nikolaas Laurens BurmanísBurman, Nicolaas Laurens
(1734-1793). Dutch. Professor of
botany. Linnaeusís pupil in Uppsala in
1760. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
box. He is very grateful for the bulbs and hopes that some of them will produce rare flowers this spring. He has put them in pots in the windows of his room so that they will grow there in memory of Burman. When they flower he will say: I have received these delights from my friend Burman.

Linnaeus sends a catalogue of Burmanís plants [in a previous letter, Burman to Linnaeus 22 September 1768Letter L4114, Burman had asked Linnaeus to add names to the numbers of the plants, so that Burman could use them when expanding his Cape flora next spring; there was, however, no more publications of the Cape flora]. He has put all the plants in warm water, unfolded them, dried and examined them. Some of the numbers are missing. Perhaps they disappeared when they were examined by the Customs.

Linnaeus goes through Burmanís plants and he is very grateful for them. He asks how Burmanís father [Johannes BurmanBurman, Johannes (1707-1779).
Dutch. Botanist, professor of medicine
in Amsterdam. Close friend of Linnaeus.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
] is and sends him his best regards.


a. holograph (KVA, Linnť Burmannus, 1301-1306). [1] [2] [3] [4]


1. Epistolae ineditae Caroli Linnaei (1830), p. 105-108 .
2. Bref och skrifvelser (1943), vol. II:2, p. 259-263   p.259  p.260  p.261  p.262  p.263.