Antoine de JussieuJussieu, Antoine de
(1686-1758). French. Botanist,
professor of botany, Paris. Brother of
Bernard and Joseph de Jussieu. Joseph
Pitton de Tournefortís successor. Uncle
of Antoine Laurent de Jussieu.
Correspondent of Linnaeus. thanks Linnaeus for his work the Musa CliffortianaLinnaeus, Carl Musa
Cliffortiana florens Hartecampi 1736
prope Harlemum (Leiden 1736). . He was been very pleased with it, especially as he had seen the plant in Spain, with flowers and fruits, and had it growing in the garden in Paris without getting flowers or fruits. He suspected it would not flower in Holland either.
Linnaeus had mentioned a number of other works to Jussieu, and Jussieu asks for them since he does not have them. Hortus CliffortianusLinnaeus, Carl Hortus
Cliffortianus, plantas exhibens quas in
hortis tam vivis quam siccis Hartecampi
in Hollandia coluit [...] Georgius
Clifford (Amsterdam 1737). Soulsby
no. 328. and Flora LapponicaLinnaeus, Carl Flora
Lapponica exhibens plantas per Lapponiam
crescentes, secundum systema sexuale
collectas in itinere [...] Additis
synonymis, & locis natalibus omnium,
descriptionibus & figuris rariorum,
viribus medicatis & oeconomicis
plurimarum (Amsterdam, 1737).
Soulsby no. 279. are mentioned as especially interesting. The latter is of special interest to the scholars who had recently been sent to the northern parts of Europe to make measurements. It could be a guide for them in their study of the plants in that region, of which they were to bring back seeds or dried specimens. For that reason, Jussieu wants two copies, if Linnaeus has it ready within a short time.
The letter is concluded with a promise to send Linnaeus publications of interest from Jussieuís production and with greetings from Jussieuís brother [Bernhard de JussieuJussieu, Bernard de
(1699-1777). French. Professor of
botany, brother of Antoine and Joseph de
Jussieu. Demonstrator at the Jardin des
plantes. Sébastien Vaillantís
successor. Uncle of Antoine Laurent de
Jussieu. Correspondent of Linnaeus. ].