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Link: • Carl Linnaeus to Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin, 8 May 1762 n.s.
Dated 1762 d. 8 Maji. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Wien (Austria). Written in Latin.


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 number of copperprints [Jacquin has sent the engravings without an attached letter, 26 May 1762Letter L3069].

Linnaeus asks Jacquin to send him further information on Peltaria by return of mail, especially on how it differs from Clypeola; he wants a full character, a flower and a fruit, since one he got earlier was not satisfactory.

Lars SalviusSalvius, Lars (1706-1773).
Swedish. Printer, bookseller, publisher.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
is printing the new edition of Species plantarum and has reached Mesembryanthemum [Linnaeus refers to Species plantarumLinnaeus, Carl Species
(Stockholm 1762-1763).
Soulsby no. 500.
]. Two new sheets are delivered every week, so Jacquin has five or six weeks to supply the information on Clypeola. – The book sent through Christian Friis RottböllRottböll, Christian Friis
(1727-1797). Danish. Botanist and
physician. Professor of medicine at
Copenhagen. Linnaeus’s student.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
is eagerly waited for.

Linnaeus asks for more information on Zygophyllum arboreum: Is it the same as what Linnaeus calls Quassia?

A few reports on plants flowering in the Uppsala University Botanical Garden conclude the letter.



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


1. Caroli Linnaei epistolae ad Nicolaum Josephum Jacquin (1841), p. 55-56   p.55  p.56.