David de Gorter to Carl Linnaeus,
12 March 1773 n.s.
L4819. David de GorterDavid de Gorter (1707 or 1717-1783).
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Many misfortunes have happened. Gorter is suffering from cephalalgy. Gorterís wife [Cornelia de GorterGorter, Cornelia de
Gorter is decorating the new edition of Flora Belgica, which is in demand. He expunges all culinarian and officinal plants with exception of the indigenous ones. He adds many other plants and many observations. However, he does not want to publish his work until he knows what Linnaeus considers should be emendated in the old edition of 1767 [Flora Belgica: exhibens Plantas per Foederatum Belgium crescentesGorter, David de Flora
Gorter plans to work with agrostography this year. However, there are hardly any grasses in the Dutch public gardens. Therefore, he would like to have seeds of exotic grasses from Linnaeus. He would also like to have seeds of other rare plants.
Gorter sent his description of Horologium Florae to the The Batavian Society for Experimental Philosophy in Rotterdam [Bataafsch Genootschap der Proefondervindelyke Wysbegeerte te RotterdamBataafsch Genootschap der
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Gorter has no time to write more because that very day it is possible for him to send this letter via Hamburg.
P.S. Linnaeus can send Gorter letters and things via Martin de Bruijns Libraire dans La Kalverstraat a Amsterdam.