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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L2617 • Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin to Carl Linnaeus, 14 November 1759 n.s.
Dated 14. Novembris 1759.. Sent from Wien (Austria) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Latin.

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Nicolaus Joseph JacquinJacquin, Nicolaus Joseph, baron von
(1727-1817). Dutch. Botanist. In
1755 at the order of emperor Franz I of
Austria he went to the Antilles and
South America. In 1763 he became
professor of mineralogy and chemistry at
Chemnitz, later professor of botany at
Vienna and director of the botanical
garden at Schönbrunn. Correspondent
of Linnaeus.
asks Linnaeus to be patient with his questions, since the works of Linnaeus are the main source of Jacquin’s knowledge in botany. He is very sincere and eager in his request that Linnaeus should tell him of mistakes, omissions and other defects that he may discover in his work.

After about ten detailed questions and remarks on plants that were discussed in previous letters (Letter L2562, Letter L2573, Letter L2590, Letter L2597, Letter L2612), Jacquin demonstrates to Linnaeus his treatment of the classes Pentandra, Gynandria and Hexandria.

Jacquin tells Linnaeus that he has handed the Swedish ambassador in Vienna some seed material that is to be forwarded to Linnaeus, and asks that Linnaeus should warn the persons concerned in Sweden that this is due to arrive.

The letter ends with some terminological remarks: What is meant by vagae spatae? by spadix?

[2004-07-11]

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a. (LS, VII, 178-179). [1] [2] [3]