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Link: • Carl Linnaeus to Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin, January 1760 n.s.
Dated . Sent from ? () to ? (). Written in Latin.


Part 3 of Systema naturae 10th editionLinnaeus, Carl Systema
, 10th edition (Stockholm
1758-1759). Soulsby no. 58.
has not yet appeared, but Linnaeus is very busy writing it [the 10th edition was published in two volumes, “Animalia” 1758 and “Vegetabilia” 1759. The third volume, “Mineralia” was never published].

Linnaeus answers numerous detailed questions and makes additional questions and remarks himself. Longer discussions are on Pavetta, a plant very similar to Coffea, on Triopteris viscosa, on Bontia germinans, that Nicolaus Joseph von 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.
had tried to place among Avicennia which Linnaeus refutes with reference to a work by Pehr LöflingLöfling, Pehr (1729-1756).
Swedish. Botanist and explorer. Studied
under Linnaeus. Went to Spain in 1751
and took part in the Spanish expedition
to Venezuela in 1754, where he died.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
[Linnaeus refers presumably to Iter Hispanicum, eller resa til spanska länderna uti Europa och AmericaLöfling, Pehr Iter
Hispanicum, eller resa til spanska
länderna uti Europa och America

(Stockholm 1758).
], and on “Aunt Lucy”(Ellisia nyctelea (L.) L.)Ehret, Georg Dionysius “Aunt
Lucy” (Ellisia nyctelea (L.)
L.):flowering stem with separate flower
and fruit segments and a detailed
description.Coloured engraving by J.J.
or J. E. Haid, c. 1750, after G. D.
([Nuremberg 1750-1753]).

Linnaeus asks for a specimen of Cancer brachiurus or a drawing, since he had heard and read much about it from several authors.

A seed is depicted, from China, which Linnaeus had never managed to get to germinate. – Two descriptions follow, of the character of the Perianth and of Peplis.

Linnaeus wants to acquire Giovanni Antonio Scopoli’sScopoli, Giovanni Antonio
(1723-1788). Italian. Physician and
naturalist. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
flora [Linnaeus refers to Flora CarniolicaScopoli, Giovanni Antonio
Flora Carniolica exhibens plantas
Carniolae indigenas et distributas in
classes naturales. Cum differentiis
specificis, synonymis recentiorum, locis
natalibus, nominibus incolarum,
observationibus selectis, viribus
(Vienna 1760).
]. In that context, Linnaeus wants Jacquin to ask Wilhelm Heinrich KramerKramer, Wilhelm Heinrich
(?-1765). German. German-born Austrian
botanist and physician. Military surgeon
at Bruck a. Leitha. Correspondent of
why he has not answered letters from Linnaeus.

A long list of species follows, seeds of which Linnaeus wants, such as those of Alpine species. The names are taken from Kramer’s Austrian flora [Linnaeus refers to Elenchus vegetabilium et animalium per Austriam inferiorem observatorumKramer, Wilhelm Heinrich
Elenchus vegetabilium et animalium
per Austriam inferiorem observatorum

(Vienna and Prague 1756).



a. original holograph (UUB, G152g). [1] [2] [3] [4]


1. Caroli Linnaei epistolae ad Nicolaum Josephum Jacquin (1841), p. 16-22   p.16  p.17  p.18  p.19  p.20  p.21  p.22.