In his last letter to Nikolaas Laurens BurmanísBurman, Nicolaas Laurens
(1734-1793). Dutch. Professor of
botany. Linnaeusís pupil in Uppsala in
1760. Correspondent of Linnaeus. father [Johannes BurmanBurman, Johannes (1707-1779).
Dutch. Botanist, professor of medicine
in Amsterdam. Close friend of Linnaeus.
Correspondent of Linnaeus. ] Linnaeus wrote [Linnaeus to Johannes Burman, 20 december 1769Letter L4303] that he had received a lot of Cape plants from some French astronomers who had been staying there. He has written down the rarest ones on a separate page. If he is still alive when Burman publishes his Cape flora he can add these to Burmanís catalogue [Burmanís work on the Cape flora was added to his Flora IndicaBurman, Nicolaas Laurens
Flora Indica: cui accedit series
zoophytorum Indicorum, nec non prodromus
florae Capensis (Leiden &
Amsterdam, 1768). which was published in 1768]. Therefore he asks Burman not to delay his flora since he is in the autumn of his life.
In his demonstrations of plants Linnaeus follows his method in Systema naturae, 12th editionLinnaeus, Carl Systema
naturae, 12th edition (Stockholm
1766-1768). Soulsby no. 62. , 2, pp 12-21.
Linnaeus sends his best regards to Burmanís father.