Carl Linnaeus to Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin,
December 1759 n.s.
L2618. Carl LinnaeusCarl Linnaeus (1707-1778). Swedish.
to Nicolaus Joseph, baron von JacquinNicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin
Linnaeus expresses his thanks for the letter of 14 November 1759Letter L2617 and flatters Nicolaus Joseph von JacquinJacquin, Nicolaus Joseph, baron von
In addition to about 30 comments and answers to detailed questions from Jacquin in earlier letters, Linnaeus advises Jacquin to be very careful and not decide on new species except in manifest situations. A variation between individuals can very often be explained and should be recognized.
Linnaeus regrets that Jacquin does not have access to vol. 2 of Systema naturae, 10th editionLinnaeus, Carl Systema
Linnaeus does not dare to decide on Jacquin’s questions on plants that Linnaeus has not seen himself and that have been incompletely described in previous literature.
Linnaeus asks Jacquin if he has made any observations on birds, fishes, insects and amphibia in America. Linnaeus adds that he had just received very nice specimens of such from elsewhere.
Finally, Linnaeus reports that he had received from Arnout VosmaerVosmaer, Arnout (1720-1799).
1. Caroli Linnaei epistolae ad Nicolaum Josephum Jacquin (1841), p. 11-14 p.11 p.12 p.13 p.14.