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Link: • Carl Linnaeus to Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin, September? 1761 n.s.
Dated . Sent from () to Wien (Austria). Written in Swedish.


Linnaeus asks for the names of two plants grown from seeds received and kept in the warm greenhouse. Linnaeus has no idea what they are; leaves are described and enclosed, but there are no flowers. – Many other seeds grow well, and they are named.

Linnaeus is sorry he can not see in real life the numerous rare and beautiful plants 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.
describes. He is even doubtful they will ever be properly published.

Linnaeus has given special attention to Asclepiades this summer.

Linnaeus has asked a bookseller for a corrected edition of Albrecht von Haller’sHaller, Albrecht von
(1708-1777). Swiss. Naturalist and
poet, professor of medicine, botany,
anatomy and surgery at Göttingen
1736-1753. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
Synopsis Helvetica [Linnaeus refers to the new edition of Enumeratio methodica stirpium Helvetiae indigenarumHaller, Albrecht von
Enumeratio methodica stirpium
Helvetiae indigenarum. Qua omnium brevis
descriptio et synonymia compendium
virium medicarum dubiarum declaratio
novarum et rariorum uberior historia et
icones continentur
, I-II
(Göttingen 1742).
, the Enumeratio stirpium quae in Helvetia rariores proveniuntHaller, Albrecht von
Enumeratio stirpium quae in Helvetia
rariores proveniunt
[1760] ).
], but without result, so he asks Jacquin for information.

Giovanni Antonio Scopoli’sScopoli, Giovanni Antonio
(1723-1788). Italian. Physician and
naturalist. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
work [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).
], is still on its way to Linnaeus. – Linnaeus wishes that Wilhelm Heinrich KramerKramer, Wilhelm Heinrich
(?-1765). German. German-born Austrian
botanist and physician. Military surgeon
at Bruck a. Leitha. Correspondent of
could get the vacant position of professor of botany in St Petersburg; he would do well there, and he is worth the job.

Volkameria mitis is flowering in the garden after ten years. Other East Indian plants have grown there for a long time but still do not flower.

Three seeds are enclosed, which Jacquin should plant at the beginning of spring; the plants will be perennial in Vienna.

A letter for Scopoli is attached.



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


1. Caroli Linnaei epistolae ad Nicolaum Josephum Jacquin (1841), p. 45-47   p.45  p.46  p.47.