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Letter of commendation for Henry Van Royen, student in Leyden (University?).
HENRY VAN ROYEN
Due diligence individual pursuit
And industry , as well as the ideal to examine public and private
So this is the reward of virtue and honor
Lyons decreed schools
To establish a four - man ; since
transcribed from the fleet in the first second
8th September 1777
(rough, from Googe Translate)
Folded horizontally, smaller horizontal and vertical fold, general toning top part of document, UL corner chip, couple small tears, some small black dots on document.
28,50 x 21 cm
Adriaan van Royen (1704-1779) was a Dutch botanist. He was a professor at Leiden University and is associated with Carl Linnaeus.
Van Royen trained at the University of Leiden and graduated as a medical doctor in 1728 for his thesis Dissertatio botanico-medica de anatome et œconomia plantarum. He was later appointed professor of botany at the university from 1732–1755 and later professor of medicine (1755–1775).
He is best known for his work on flora of Southeast Asia. He was a colleague of George Clifford III, a wealthy Dutch merchant and governor of the Dutch East India Company living in Haarlem, and a noted source of new introductions from the East Indies and the Cape. Adriaan van Royen formed a close relationship with Linnaeus, who had visited the Leiden Botanic Garden during a stay in Leiden between 1737 and 1738.J.J Schultens, son of :