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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L3037 • Carl Linnaeus to Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin, 26 February 1762 n.s.
Dated 1762 d: 26 februarii. 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 the letter of 27 January 1762Letter L3025 and asks for specimens of Laugieria, Hypselion and Nissolia as soon as possible.

Among a number of answers and comments, Linnaeus wonders from where Jacquin has got Laurus cinnamomus which, to Linnaeus’s knowledge, has not yet been seen in Europe,.

Linnaeus has begun a new edition of Species plantarum [Linnaeus refers to Species plantarumLinnaeus, Carl Species
plantarum
(Stockholm 1762-1763).
Soulsby no. 500.
] to avoid the printer making more copies of the first edition. Consequently, he can not wait longer for material and asks Jacquin to give him the names of the plants depicted in the proof sheets received, so that he can use them in his work.

Linnaeus can not determine the lichens sent. – He again sends seeds of Claytonia sibirica, which should be sown in a soil mixed with calciferous sand. – He hopes for nice plants from the seeds received, especially Cacalia, Cherleria and Arctium personata. – Ranunculus lanuginosus flowers, but Linnaeus had expected it to be Anemone narcissiflora. – A short description of Menais is given. – The seeds of Drypis received were not good.

Linnaeus has received sixty plates from Georg Christian Oeder’sOeder, Georg Christian von
(1728-1791). German/Danish. Botanist
and economist. Studied under Albrecht
von Haller in Göttingen and became
professor of botany at Copenhagen.
Minister of finance for Norway. Started
the publishing of Flora Danica.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
Flora Danica [Linnaeus refers to [Flora Danica]. Icones plantarum sponte nascentium in regnis Daniae et NorvegiaeOeder, Georg Christian von
[Flora danica.] [Flora danica].
Icones plantarum sponte nascentium in
regnis Daniae et Norvegiae, in ducatibus
Slesvici et Holsatiae, et in comitatibus
Oldenburgi et Delmenhorstiae: ad
illustrandum opus de iisdem plantis,
regio jussu exarandum, Florae danicae
nomine inscriptum
, 17 vol., Suppl.
(1 v.) (Copenhagen 1766 [i.e.
1761]-1883).
] among which are several Alpine species.

[2004-07-11]

upMANUSCRIPTS

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

upEDITIONS

1. Caroli Linnaei epistolae ad Nicolaum Josephum Jacquin (1841), p. 50-52   p.50  p.51  p.52.