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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L2748 • Carl Linnaeus to Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin, 8 June 1760 n.s.
Dated d. 8 Junii 1760. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Wien (Austria). Written in Latin.

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus thanks 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.
for a letter [29 March 1760Letter L2691] well filled with rare seeds and hopes that at least one will germinate. They are already planted and Linnaeus waits eagerly for the small plants to appear.

Linnaeus is also waiting for publications by Jacquin.

Linnaeus sends Jacquin a leaf of a plant similar to Bryonia and asks for Jacquin’s opinion on the species. In addition, he asks for news on a new Austrian flora [Linnaeus presumably refers to Enumeratio stirpium plerarumqueJacquin, Nicolaus Joseph, baron von
Enumeratio stirpium plerarumque,
quae sponte crescunt in agro
Vindebonensi, montibusque confinibus.
Accedunt observationum centuria et
appendix de paucis exoticis
(Vienna
1762).
].

Some notes on persons follow: The professors Johannes BurmanBurman, Johannes (1707-1779).
Dutch. Botanist, professor of medicine
in Amsterdam. Close friend of Linnaeus.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
and Johann Christian Daniel von SchreberSchreber, Johann Christian Daniel von
(1737-1810). German. Physician
and botanist. Became doctor of medicine
at Uppsala under Linnaeus in 1760.
Professor of botany and director of the
botanical garden of Erlangen.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
are visiting Uppsala. – Alexander LogieLogie, Alexander (?-?).
Swedish. Lived in Algier. Brother of
Fredrik Logie. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
, a pupil of Linnaeus, has reached Alger and will go on to Morocco. – Pehr Forsskål’sForsskål, Peter
(1732-1763). Swedish. Naturalist and
explorer. Linnaeus’s student, professor
in Denmark in 1759. Joined a Danish
expedition to Egypt and Arabia in 1761.
Died at Jerîm, Arabia.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
journey to Arabia is postponed until October, and he hopes for a better fate for him than for Vitaliano DonatiDonati, Vitaliano (1713-1763).
Italian. Professor of natural history,
Turin. Travelled in the Balkans and in
the Orient. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
who did not get farther than Alexandria. – Clas AlströmerAlströmer, Clas
(1736-1794). Swedish. Baron,
industrialist. Sent plants and specimens
to Linnaeus from his travels abroad.
Bought Linnaeus’s “little herbarium”,
now in the Natural History Museum in
Stockholm. Son of Jonas Alströmer,
brother of August, Johan and Patrick
Alströmer. Correspondent of
Linnaeus
is in Spain, Daniel SolanderSolander, Daniel (1733-1782).
Swedish. Naturalist, explorer. Student
in Uppsala under Linnaeus and Johan
Gottschalk Wallerius. Went to London in
1760. Curator of natural history
collections at the British Museum.
Botanist on Cook’s first voyage
1768-1771. Joseph Bank’s librarian.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
in London.

Linnaeus asks Jacquin to give Gerhard van SwietenSwieten, Gerhard van
(1700-1772). Dutch. Pupil of Boerhaave.
Called by Maria Theresa to Vienna, where
he organised the public health system.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
his regards, wants to know to what gendus Jacquin has given the name Swietenia, and promises Jacquin a full set of seeds from his native plants.

Four small plants have already appeared from the newly sown seeds. The night to June 8 was so cold that there was ice on the water.

[2004-07-11]

upMANUSCRIPTS

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

upEDITIONS

1. Caroli Linnaei epistolae ad Nicolaum Josephum Jacquin (1841), p. 14-16   p.14  p.15  p.16.