Patrick Browne to Carl Linnaeus,
7 September 1770 n.s.
L4406. Patrick BrownePatrick Browne (1720-1790). Irish.
Patrick BrowneBrowne, Patrick (1720-1790).
Browne has returned to Europe and hopes to stay there for the rest of his life.
Browne has made some excursions in his surroundings, and he describes two plants that he cannot quite define. One is an Anthericum; Browne has no idea about the other, and he gives a short description in English.
Browne is working at a small tract on the venereal disease [this work was never published]. He has found that mercury mixed with rhubarb and other vegetable substances, taken with very little water, is useful.
Since the booksellers in Dublin do not have any of Linnaeusís works, Browne asks Linnaeus to send him Systema naturae, 12th edition Linnaeus, Carl Systema
Browne has not approached any scholars, but he is afraid that there are not very many of them.
Browne will investigate what merchants have regular contacts with Sweden, so that he can communicate more directly with Linnaeus.