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Link: • Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin to Carl Linnaeus, 23 October 1762 n.s.
Dated XXIII Octobris 1762. Sent from Wien (Austria) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Latin.


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.
thanks Linnaeus for a letter of 24 September 1762Letter L3125 Jacquin regrets that previous letters must have been lost because they were not correctly addressed. The address Jacquin wants Linnaeus to use is given again.

The work on American plants (Jacquin refers to Selectarum stirpium Americanarum historiaJacquin, Nicolaus Joseph, baron von
Selectarum stirpium Americanarum
historia, in qua ad Linnaeanum systema
determinatae descriptaeque sistuntur
plantae illae, quas in insulis
Martinica, Jamaica, Domingo, alliisque,
et in vicinae continentis parte,
observavit rariores; adjectis iconibus
in solo natali delineatis
) is now ready; only a few plates remain. Jacquin indicates some misprints.

Jacquin asks Linnaeus to send him a copy of Species plantarumLinnaeus, Carl Species
(Stockholm 1762-1763).
Soulsby no. 500.
through Christian Friis RottböllRottböll, Christian Friis
(1727-1797). Danish. Botanist and
physician. Professor of medicine at
Copenhagen. Linnaeusís student.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
, professor of botany in Copenhagen, who is already informed of this arrangement. Jacquin has already used him as an intermediary to send new publications to Linnaeus. In these, a Rhamnus is renamed after Antoine GouanGouan, Antoine (1733-1821).
French. Botanist, Montpellier. Student
under Sauvages. Director of the
botanical garden in 1767, later
professor of botany and medicine.
Although an admirer of Linnaeus he tried
to develop a hybrid of his system of
classification. Correspondent of

Androsace is a tricky species, and Jacquin does not know what to think about it.

Jacquin makes a few comments on Linnaeusís ideas on the creation of the species of plants. He does not believe in the cross-breeding effects but is persuaded that the plants were all created by God such as they now stand.

Cherleria has died in the garden, and Jacquin was not in the Alps in time to collect new seeds. During a trip into the Alps at the beginning of October, he had met with very bad weather.

A number of notes on plants follow, and Jacquin also mentions that he is sending a set of insects to Linnaeus for determination.

The material sent by Jacquin to Linnaeus through Johan Frederik GronoviusGronovius, Johan Frederik
(1690-1762). Dutch. Naturalist, senator
of Leiden. Linnaeusís benefactor and
friend. Published Flora Virginica
(1743, 1762) together with John Clayton.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
should now be with Gronovius in Holland.

Dodecatheon will not grow for Jacquin from the seeds sent by Linnaeus. Could Linnaeus send a dried specimen?



a. (LS, VII, 214-215). [1] [2] [3]