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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L5012 • John Rotheram to Carl Linnaeus, 6 July 1774 n.s.
Dated Julii 6 to 1774. Sent from Newcastle (Great Britain) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Latin.

upSUMMARY

It is four months since John RotheramRotheram, John British.
Physician, Newcastle. Husband of
Catherine Rotheram, father of John
Rotheram the Younger. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
last heard anything from his son who had sent him a letter telling him that he was ill.

Although Rotheram is quite confident that their son is getting all possible help from Linnaeus, they are concerned that they have not heard anything for so long.

Rotheram implores Linnaeus to tell them how their son is and especially if the cough has developed into phthisis. They are also eager to know if the journey to Tornoa [Torneå] has taken place and generally about everything in his life, stay and conditions.

Rotheram implores Linnaeus to send him a letter soon and by the regular mail, so that it is not lost under way. Linnaeus will understand that Rotheram shows this interest as a father.

Rotheram wishes Linnaeus a long life.

P.S. Rotheram forwards a greeting to Linnaeus from his friend Harrison [presumably Robert HarrisonHarrison, Robert (1715-1802).
British. Mathematician and linguist,
Master of Trinity House School,
Newcastle.
].

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (LS, XII, 236-237). [1] [2] [3]