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. has received Linnaeusís letters of 20 January 1765Letter L3520 and 15 February 1765Letter L3540. He is surprised at the slow mail transport between Sweden and Austria, and also at the lack of interest on the part of Swedish booksellers to take on news from outside. Their negligence is the reason why Swedish scholars are so late getting access to European literature. Ė The latest edition of Genera plantarumLinnaeus, Carl Genera
plantarum [...] editio sexta ab auctore
reformata et aucta (Stockholm 1764).
Soulsby no. 305. and the latest volume of Amoenitates academicaeLinnaeus, Carl Amoenitates
academicae, I-X (Stockholm
1749-1790). Soulsby no. 1280. (vol. 3 of the Linnaeus edition was published in 1764) are not found with Austrian booksellers either.
Some comments follow, among those on Hedyotis americana and Agrostis ramosa
Linnaeus is free to use the information on birds given by Jacquin since the latter is not going to publish anything of that.
A man from Norway named Georg HiortHiort, Georg Norwegian. is visiting Jacquin to study the mines; he had listened to Linnaeus some years ago.
This month, a box will be sent to Laurens Theodor GronoviusGronovius, Laurens Theodor
(1730-1777). Dutch. Naturalist. Senator
of Leiden. Son of Johan Frederik
Gronovius. Correspondent of Linnaeus. with a container for Linnaeus. There will be American plants inside, preserved in alcohol. Linnaeus received a list of the specimens concerned several years ago.
Jacquin describes a beautiful butterfly and thanks for the answering information received on plants. He longs for the rest.
The work Linnaeus was to receive from Jacquin through Christian Friis RottböllRottböll, Christian Friis
(1727-1797). Danish. Botanist and
physician. Professor of medicine at
Copenhagen. Linnaeusís student.
Correspondent of Linnaeus. had happened to be lying with the Danish ambassador in Vienna for a long time. It is now in Copenhagen.
About ten detailed comments and questions conclude the letter, some of which are on Geum orientale, Asclepias gigantea and Rhamnus pentaphyllus.