-Search for letters
-Search in texts






Link: • Carl Linnaeus to Nicolaas Laurens Burman, 12 January 1769 n.s.
Dated 1769 d. 12 Januarii. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Amsterdam (Netherlands). Written in Latin.


In his last letter Linnaeus responded to Nikolaas Laurens BurmanísBurman, Nicolaas Laurens
(1734-1793). Dutch. Professor of
botany. Linnaeusís pupil in Uppsala in
1760. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
[Linnaeus to Burman, 22 December 1768Letter L4146] plants in a great hurry and he is going to give a more detailed description now.

A list of descriptions of Burmanís plants follows.

Linnaeus reports that Burmanís bulbs have grown up but unfortunately they have no flowers this year.

Linnaeus comments on a plant in Burmanís Cape flora [Linnaeus refers to the section in Flora IndicaBurman, Nicolaas Laurens
Flora Indica: cui accedit series
zoophytorum Indicorum, nec non prodromus
florae Capensis
(Leiden &
Amsterdam, 1768).
, which deals with plants in this area].

He sends his best regards to Burmanís immortal father [Johannes BurmanBurman, Johannes (1707-1779).
Dutch. Botanist, professor of medicine
in Amsterdam. Close friend of Linnaeus.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.

P.S. Linnaeus writes that there is no frost in the ground, no snow and no ice on the water yet. He has never before experienced a situation like it.


a. original holograph (KVA, Linnť Burmannus, 1401-1402). [1] [2]


1. Epistolae ineditae Caroli Linnaei (1830), p. 108-112 .
2. Bref och skrifvelser (1943), vol. II:2, p. 263-267   p.263  p.264  p.265  p.266  p.267.