Carl Linnaeus to Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin,
2 September 1760 n.s.
L2796. 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 asks again for Giovanni Antonio Scopoli’sScopoli, Giovanni Antonio
Linnaeus is satisfied with the results on Bombax and reports that the seeds of Cherleriawere not viable.
Linnaeus is disappointed that Johan Frederik GronoviusGronovius, Johan Frederik
After several brief notes on various plants, Linnaeus reports that Petiveria has started to flower from the seeds received from Jacquin but that in general rather few of the other seeds had produced plants.
Linnaeus encloses a twig from a plant grown from one of Jacquin’s seeds, and he wants to know its name. He also describes a specimen from Eustathius [Saint Eustatius, West Indies] and from Java, similar to Swietenia but not quite the same, and ends up by asking for the name.
Among other notes: The information supplied on birds was very welcome A louse had infected gardens in Upland very badly this summer. Linnaeus had spent two months with materials from the Cape of Good Hope, i.e. studied a herbarium from that region. Linnaeus again asks for a copy of Jacquin’s work. The herbarium from the island Eustathius had arrived. Pehr ForsskålForsskål, Peter
In a postscript, Linnaeus asks for the author of a treatise on military sicknesses [the treatise is Kurze Beschreibung und Heilungsart der KrankheitenSwieten, Gerhard van Kurze
1. Caroli Linnaei epistolae ad Nicolaum Josephum Jacquin (1841), p. 35-37 p.35 p.36 p.37.