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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L4275 • Johannes Beckman to Carl Linnaeus, 12 October 1769 n.s.
Dated 12. Octob. 69. Sent from Göttingen (Germany) to (). Written in Latin.

Vir illustris,
Fautor atque Praeceptor
summa pietate colende,

Ante aliquot menses Compendium meum oeconomicum obtuli; iam epistolas, quas Laxmannus olim mihi & celeb[errimo] Schlözero e Sibiria scripsit, quasque Schlözerus una cum annotatiunculis meis edidit, mitto, easque ut gratioso vultu accipias vehementer rogo.

Misi etiam tunc exemplaria quaedam Trichuridum Roedereri, de quibus sententiam Tuam scire aveo.

Nuper a discipulo quondam meo exemplaria nonnulla Sorbi hybridae, quae circa Gotham legerat, accepi, quod propterea scribo, quia dubito, quin iam alius hanc arborem in Germania invenerit. Mirum videtur, quod arbor haec hybrida citius floret & in semen maturescit, quam parentes, a quibus ortum traxit, nimirum Sorbus aucuparia & Crataegus aria.

Denique favori Tuo gratioso, quo me olim discipulum praesentem dignatus es, in posterum etiam atque etiam commendo.

Illustris nominis Tui cultor
Johannes Beckmann.

Göttingae die 12 Octob[ris] [17]69.

upSUMMARY

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 Laxmann’sLaxman, 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 Laxmann’s Sibirische BriefeBeckman, Johannes & August
Ludwig von Schlözer
Erich
Laxmann’s 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.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. (LS, I, 499-500). [1] [2] [3]

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1916), vol. II:1, p. 265-266   p.265  p.266.