Johannes BeckmanBeckman, Johannes (1739-1811).
German. Professor of economy,
Göttingen. After a two-year stay in
St Petersburg, he travelled in Sweden
and Denmark in 1765-1766. Correspondent
of Linnaeus. who had sent Linnaeus a copy of a compendium he had compiled, now sends a copy of the edition of Erik LaxmannísLaxman, Erik (1738-1796).
Swedish. Lutheran pastor at the
Kolyvanian mines and ironworks in
Siberia. Professor and councellor of the
Russian Board of Mines, St Peterburg.
Correspondent of Linnaeus. letters from Siberia that he had made together with August Ludwig von SchlözerSchlözer, August Ludwig von
(1735-1809). German. Historian,
professor in Göttingen. [Erich Laxmannís Sibirische BriefeBeckman, Johannes & August
Ludwig von Schlözer Erich
Laxmannís Sibirische Briefe
(Göttingen & Gotha, 1769). ].
Beckman wants to know if his previous letter has arrived, the one which also contained some specimens of an animal described by Johann Georg RoedererRoederer, Johann Georg
(1726-1763). French. Obstetrician,
professor of medicine at Göttingen.
,. He has not heard anything from Linnaeus.
Beckman has received some specimens of a hybrid of Sorbus found near Gotha. Beckman is surprised that this variant seems to flower and make seeds earlier than its parents, Sorbus aucuparia and Grataegus aria.