Carl Linnaeus to Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin,
17 March 1760 n.s.
L2696. Carl LinnaeusCarl Linnaeus (1707-1778). Swedish.
to Nicolaus Joseph, baron von JacquinNicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin
Linnaeus thanks Nicolaus Joseph von JacquinJacquin, Nicolaus Joseph, baron von
Among several minor notes on various plants, Linnaeus goes into some detail to describe the fruit of Cedrela that is not like any other.
Linnaeus admits, with some hesitation, that Patrick BrowneBrowne, Patrick (1720-1790).
Linnaeus does not understand Jacquin’s description of the hermit crab and regrets that there is no specimen available. Neither does he know of anybody on Curaçao who could send one to him.
In reply to the previous letter, Linnaeus means that Onobrychis, found with, Charles de LecluseLecluse, Charles de
Linnaeus tells Jacquin that he plans to add descriptions of 200 animals and 100 plants as a supplement at the end of part 3 of Systema naturae, 10th editionLinnaeus, Carl Systema
Linnaeus is aware that much is still to be learnt about the animals of America, but he is glad to learn so much about the plants from Browne and Jacquin. Since Jacquin is the later of the two, he is the more reliable of them.
Linnaeus has not received a set of seeds sent by Jacquin and wonders with whom they were sent; he has just got a few (that did not gerinate) and a list of seeds promised.
Linnaeus is eagerly waiting for the new Austrian flora [Linnaeus is presumably referring to Enumeratio stirpium plerarumqueJacquin, Nicolaus Joseph, baron von
The letter has an abrupt end since Linnaeus has to leave for Stockholm, where he will be for a week.
1. Caroli Linnaei epistolae ad Nicolaum Josephum Jacquin (1841), p. 26-29 p.26 p.27 p.28 p.29.