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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L4159 • Carl Linnaeus to Nicolaas Laurens Burman, July-September 1768 n.s.
Dated . Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Amsterdam (Netherlands). Written in Latin.

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus has read through Nicolaas Laurens BurmanísBurman, Nicolaas Laurens
(1734-1793). Dutch. Professor of
botany. Linnaeusís pupil in Uppsala in
1760. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
Florae capensis Prodromus [Linnaeus refers presumably to the section about the Cape flora, which was added to the Flora IndicaBurman, Nicolaas Laurens
Flora Indica: cui accedit series
zoophytorum Indicorum, nec non prodromus
florae Capensis
(Leiden &
Amsterdam, 1768).
] attentively and with great delight. He hopes that Burman, with Godís help, will finish it successfully [Burman did not publish any more about the Cape flora].

Linnaeus has not received an answer from Burman for a long time and he had in mind not to write again until Burman answered his requests, but love prevailed.

Linnaeus goes through Burmanís plants. He asks Burman to send flowers of some of them. Many plants are unknown to Linnaeus.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original (KVA, Linnť Burmannus, 1101-1102). [1] [2]

upEDITIONS

1. Epistolae ineditae Caroli Linnaei (1830), p. 95-101 .
2. Bref och skrifvelser (1943), vol. II:2, p. 251-255   p.251  p.252  p.253  p.254  p.255.