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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L4706 • James Gordon to Carl Linnaeus, 4 July 1772 n.s.
Dated July 4 1772.. Sent from London (Great Britain) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in English & Latin.

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James GordonGordon, James (1708-1780).
British. Gardener to James Sherard at
Eltham and then to Lord Petre at
Thorndon. After that he founded a
nursery at Bow and run a seed shop in
London. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
writes to thank Linnaeus for his letter of last July [this letter has not come down to us] and for the observations on the plants he sent.

Gordon writes that he has sent Linnaeus the plants listed below and that he is honoured to be able to provide Linnaeus with further plants.

P.S. 1. Gordon writes that the shipís name is the Good Hope and the Masterís [Gordon means the sea-captain] name is Peter MoreenMoreen, Peter Samuel Swedish?.
Sea-captain.
.


1 Thea Viridis
1 Aristolochia
2 Ilex vomaturia [Ilex vomitoria]
1 Mesembryanthemi nova species, ex capute bonae spei &c
Specimina fruticum

P.S. 2. Gordon adds, in Latin, that before he dies he wishes to see the Linnea borealis grew in his own garden.

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a. original holograph (LS, V, 83-84). [1] [2] [3]