Linnaeus has just received Nicolaus Joseph von Jacquin’sJacquin, 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. letter of 29 March 1765Letter L3550. He answers with comments on Geum rotundifolium, Asclepias, Laserpitium and others.
Linnaeus has not got Silvio-Paolo Boccone’sBoccone, Silvio-Paolo
(1633-1704). Italian. Botanist at the
court of Ferdinand II of Tuscany,
professor of botany at Padua. book on Sicilian plants (Linnaeus refers to Icones & descriptiones rariorum plantarum SiciliaeBoccone, Silvio-Paolo Icones
& descriptiones rariorum plantarum
Siciliae, Melitae, Galliae &
Italiae. Quarum unaquaeque proprio
charactere signata, ab aliis ejusdem
classis facile distinguitur (Oxford
1674). . He has ordered it from Halle but has not received it yet.
Linnaeus has seen that Albrecht von HallerHaller, Albrecht von
(1708-1777). Swiss. Naturalist and
poet, professor of medicine, botany,
anatomy and surgery at Göttingen
1736-1753. Correspondent of Linnaeus. opposes Jacquin on Cineraria alpina, but Linnaeus does not believe him too much.
Linnaeus has seen Heinrich Johann Nepomuk von Crantz’sCrantz, Heinrich Johann Nepomuk von
(1722-1799). Austrian. Naturalist
and physician. Professor in obstetrics
in 1754, Vienna. work and has got very angry, since he knows that he has done nothing evil against Crantz. He thinks Crantz has written so from juvenile hybris and hopes he will become more prudent when he gets older.