Carl Linnaeus to Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin,
15 February 1765 n.s.
L3540. Carl LinnaeusCarl Linnaeus (1707-1778). Swedish.
to Nicolaus Joseph, baron von JacquinNicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin
Linnaeus had received Nicolaus Joseph von Jacquin’sJacquin, Nicolaus Joseph, baron von
There is no mail service to Denmark in the winter, although it is a neighbouring country. So the only chance to get something there is to send it with somebody who is making the journey, and that opportunity is rather seldom available.
Linnaeus comments on the description of the bird which he had studied with great pleasure. He has some suggestions on where it belongs in the zoological system.
Linnaeus is not too disturbed by Heinrich Johann Nepomuk von Crantz’sCrantz, Heinrich Johann Nepomuk von
Linnaeus has just got about 30 new plants from India and the Cape of Good Hope. He wishes there could be someone like Jacquin who could go there and investigate the flora, and especially the Cape region seems inexhaustible.
Linnaeus has received Giovanni Antonio Scopoli’sScopoli, Giovanni Antonio
Anthericum calyculatum and Agrostis are commented upon.
1. Caroli Linnaei epistolae ad Nicolaum Josephum Jacquin (1841), p. 83-85 p.83 p.84 p.85.