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Link: • Carl Linnaeus to Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin, September? 1763 n.s.
Dated . Sent from () to Wien (Austria). Written in Latin.


Linnaeus has not heard from 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.
but hopes all is well.

Linnaeus has lived in the country at Hammarby for most of the summer and has been up to the city of Uppsala only once a week to check the mail and other things.

Linnaeus gives a long list of plants as a continuation of the previous letter [20 July 1763Letter L3276]. In many cases, however, he can not get enough information from the specimens sent. He will make his comments in due course.

Drypis does not flower this year, and Linnaeus has only one specimen. Cherleria has not appeared. Androsace has emerged but will not flower this year. – A plant similar to Cherleria but not quite the same has grown from seeds received from Jacquin two years earlier. It develops well but does not flower. Linnaeus wonders what it can be.

From the letter of 5 August 1763Letter L3286, Linnaeus answers several questions. The Tribulus from Dioscorides must be Tribulus terrestris.

Linnaeus tells Jacquin that the copy of Species plantarumLinnaeus, Carl Species
(Stockholm 1762-1763).
Soulsby no. 500.
meant for him will be taken to Christian Friis RottböllRottböll, Christian Friis
(1727-1797). Danish. Botanist and
physician. Professor of medicine at
Copenhagen. Linnaeus’s student.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
by a Danish student who is going there rather soon. He should have left already but has just made a tour to Falun and the mines instead.

Linnaeus asks for more seeds of Hyoscamus belladonnae. – He congratulates Jacquin on his new position and to his salary of 500 ducats; Linnaeus himself has just 180. – He will discuss the matter of a mineralogist partner for Jacquin the next time he is in Stockholm.



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


1. Caroli Linnaei epistolae ad Nicolaum Josephum Jacquin (1841), p. 69-71   p.69  p.70  p.71.