Carl Linnaeus to Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin,
25 April 1760 n.s.
L2709. 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
Linnaeus is especially pleased to have received a branch of Drypis and a very careful description, which allowed him to correct information from Micheli and put this species in the right class. Earlier efforts to obtain this material had not been successful, and Linnaeus again has the opportunity to say that he could not rely on anybody else’s observations. Most of the merit is with Franz von MygindMygind, Franz von
After again expressing his gratitude to Mygind in a very flattering manner, Linnaeus comments on Johann Sigmund Valentin PopowitschPopowitsch, Johann Sigmund Valentin
Linnaeus goes on to comment on some of the plants that Mygind had sent. He wonders where Mygind had managed to collect them.
The letter ends with thanks for seeds that Linnaeus had tried to get from other sources but in vain. He hopes they will grow into plants. A couple of detailed comments: Mr Barech should send seeds before they get too old and lose their ability to grow. Jacquin should have fed the lizard with insects and small amphibians that should have kept it alive. At Uppsala, the winter ice on the rivers broke up on April 23, the white wagtail, Motacilla alba and a frog, Rana horaria, have been seen, and the hazel, Corylus, snowdrop, Galanthus and coltsfoot, Tussilago, are flowering.
1. Caroli Linnaei epistolae ad Nicolaum Josephum Jacquin (1841), p. 29-31 p.29 p.30 p.31.