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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L4724 • James Gordon to Carl Linnaeus, 30 September 1772 n.s.
Dated Sept. 30 1772.. Sent from London (Great Britain) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in English.

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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 Linnaeus to thank him for his letter [this letter has not come down to us] and for the Linnaea borealis, although that has not yet arrived. Gordon writes that he is sorry that he cannot send the plant Dionaea muscipula as it has not prospered. Gordon writes that he is pleased to send any of his curious plants to the Uppsala University Botanical Garden [LinnéträdgårdenLinnéträdgården,
Swedish. The Uppsala University
Botanical Garden was founded by Olof
Rudbeck the Elder in 1655.
]. He writes that he has sent the plants listed below in two matted baskets.

A list of plants is enclosed. As to no. 1. Thea Hysson dieta there is a reference to Amoenitates academicaeLinnaeus, Carl Amoenitates
academicae
, I-X (Stockholm
1749-1790). Soulsby no. 1280.
.

Gordon writes that the name of the ship is The Sophia & Elizabeth and the name of the Captain is Christian VossVoss, Christian ?.
Sea-captain.
.

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a. original holograph (LS, V, 85-86). [1] [2] [3]