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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L5477 • John Stuart to Peter Collinson, 4 August 1753 n.s.
Dated aug. 4 1753. Sent from Luton (Great Britain) to London (Great Britain). Written in English & Latin.

upSUMMARY

The Earl of Bute [John StuartStuart, John (1713-1792).
British. 3rd Earl of Bute. Scottish
nobleman who served as Prime Minister of
Great Britain (1762–1763) under George
III.
] thanks Peter CollinsonCollinson, Peter (1694-1768).
British. Merchant and amateur naturalist
in London, corresponded with many
scientists. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
for some plants.

The climbing Apocymum with purple flowers must be a new genus, since the nectarium is very special. Bute has kept Collinson’s coachman waiting while he wrote the following description.

A description of the nectarium follows, divided into three parts, the exterior, the middle and the interior.

Bute admits he could call the last nectarium a stigma, but he would need more time than he can spare for the moment to finish such an interpretation.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (LS, XVII).

upEDITIONS

1. A selection (1821), vol. 1, p. 26-27   p.26  p.27.