Johannes Burman to Carl Linnaeus,
28? February 1761 n.s.
L5286. Johannes BurmanJohannes Burman (1707-1779). Dutch.
From his sonís [Nicolaas Laurens BurmanBurman, Nicolaas Laurens
Burman is now busy arranging his herbarium and he had hoped that Linnaeus would have sent his duplicate plants so that he could have included them. He would be very grateful if Linnaeus could send them as soon as possible and if he could add the names to the mosses.
Burman is collecting the very large amount of Cape plants into one fascicle thus gradually making a Flora Capensis that his son could publish at some future date [this work was later added to Nicolaas Laurens Burmanís Flora IndicaBurman, Nicolaas Laurens
Burman will send his duplicates to Linnaeus if they receive something from Linnaeus in return.
Burman wishes very much to see Linnaeusís new edition of Species plantarum [Burman refers to the second edition of the Species plantarumLinnaeus, Carl Species
Burman expresses again his gratitude to Linnaeus for having so kindly received his son.
a. (LS, II, 364).