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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L3634 • Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin to Carl Linnaeus, 20 September 1767 n.s.
Dated 20 Septembris 1767. Sent from Schemnitz (Germany) to (). Written in Latin.

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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 the letter of 24 August 1767Letter L3945. Jacquin has some doubts over Linnaeusís answers, especially on the Nepeta. But he will send the seeds Linnaeus wanted of Loasa and others.

There is no news on Giovanni Antonio ScopoliísScopoli, Giovanni Antonio
(1723-1788). Italian. Physician and
naturalist. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
mineralogy (Jacquin refers to Einleitung zur Kenntniss und Gebrauch der FossilienScopoli, Giovanni Antonio
Einleitung zur Kenntniss und Gebrauch
der Fossilien
(Riga 1769).
).

The third part of Observationes botanicae (Jacquin refers to Observationum botanicorum [...] pars I-IV et ultimaJacquin, Nicolaus Joseph, baron von
Observationum botanicarum
iconibus ab auctore delineatis
illustratarum pars I-IV et ultima

(Vienna 1764-1771).
) is being printed. He encloses some specimens of the pictures.

Questions are asked about Trifolium pannonicum, Rhamnus zizyphus and some others.

A Cleome tree is flowering in Vienna, fetched from the West Indies. Jacquin gives a brief description. It is not in Species plantarumLinnaeus, Carl Species
plantarum
(Stockholm 1762-1763).
Soulsby no. 500.
, and Jacquin will call it Cleome gigantea. It will be in part 4 of Observationes botanicae (Jacquin refers to Observationum botanicorum [...] pars I-IV et ultimaJacquin, Nicolaus Joseph, baron von
Observationum botanicarum
iconibus ab auctore delineatis
illustratarum pars I-IV et ultima

(Vienna 1764-1771).
).

Anastatica syriaca interests Jacquin, and he cites Silvio-Paolo BocconeBoccone, Silvio-Paolo
(1633-1704). Italian. Botanist at the
court of Ferdinand II of Tuscany,
professor of botany at Padua.
for a reliable picture and description of it. Boccone had seen it in Moravia.

[2004-07-11]

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a. (LS, VII, 241). [1] [2]