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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L3125 • Carl Linnaeus to Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin, 24 September 1762 n.s.
Dated 1762 d. 24 Septembr.. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to (). Written in Latin.

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus answers 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.
that he wrote a reply to the letter of 26 May 1762Letter L3110 on the day of its arrival and that the matter should be checked with the post office.

In that letter, Linnaeus had thanked for the copy of the flora [Linnaeus 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).
] he had received and also for the excellent material on the American plants. He has now safer ground to stand on but makes some comments, especially on Androsace.

Linnaeus wonders on the best way to send Jacquin a copy of part 1 of the Species plantarumLinnaeus, Carl Species
plantarum
(Stockholm 1762-1763).
Soulsby no. 500.
, which is ready.

Linnaeus regrets that he had not received the more detailed information on Heisteria or Borbonia earlier. He wonders: How can Heisteria be so like Laurus without being a Laurus? Are Charles Plumier’sPlumier, Charles (1646-1704).
French. Botanist, travelled in Central
America and the Carribean. Linnaeus
generally approved of the descriptions
in his richly illustrated botanical
works.
and Mark Catesby’sCatesby, Mark (1682-1749).
British. Naturalist and artist. Best
known for his illustrated work The
Natural history of Carolina, Florida and
the Bahama islands
(1736-1743).
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
delineations correct? – Linnaeus had seen that plants may form new variants by cross-breeding, but he can not quite apply this to the present case with Heisteria.

Other important information from Jacquin on Peltaria and Solidago alpina is acknowledged; Linnaeus promises to include it in an appendix to Species plantarum.

In closing, Linnaeus mentions that there had never appeared so many new botanical books as now and that the additions of new species of animals is almost beyond what Linnaeus can manage.

[2004-07-11]

upMANUSCRIPTS

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

upEDITIONS

1. Caroli Linnaei epistolae ad Nicolaum Josephum Jacquin (1841), p. 58-60   p.58  p.59  p.60.