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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L4352 • Paul Dietrich Giseke to Carl Linnaeus, 26 March 1770 n.s.
Dated d. 26. Mart. 1770.. Sent from Hamburg (Germany) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Latin.

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Paul Dietrich GisekeGiseke, Paul Dietrich
(1745-1796). German. Physician.
Professor of natural science in Hamburg
in 1771. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
is pleased to see that Linnaeus appreciated the seeds he sent him, which Linnaeus has told him in a letter [Linnaeus to Giseke, 26 January 1770Letter L4315]; he hopes that they will germinate.

Giseke thanks Linnaeus for the explication of Ipecacuanha. If a plant of the seeds that he sent Linnaeus constitutes a new genus, Linnaeus has promised to make Giseke botanically immortal. Giseke is interested in the names of the seeds; he wonders about a Sandbox.

There is an old physician at Hamburg called Gottfried Jacob JaenischJaenisch, Gottfried Jacob
(?-1784). German. Doctor of medicine,
Hamburg. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
] who sends his regards to Linnaeus. Jaenisch often met Linnaeus when Linnaeus visited Hamburg. But since that is such a long time ago he does not know whether Linnaeus still remembers him.

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a. original holograph (LS, IV, 468-469). [1] [2] [3]