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Link: • Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin to Carl Linnaeus, 31 May 1767 n.s.
Dated Maji ultimo die. 1767. Sent from Schemnitz (Germany) to (). Written in Latin.


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 3 May 1767Letter L3913 containing the Lappish specimens.

Jacquin will give the full text on Loasa. He admits a mistake in Myagrum sphaerocarpum and adds comments on Colutea and Symphytum tuberosum.

Heinrich Johann Nepomuk von CrantzCrantz, Heinrich Johann Nepomuk von
(1722-1799). Austrian. Naturalist
and physician. Professor in obstetrics
in 1754, Vienna.
, has published a third work on Umbelliferae (Jacquin refers to Classis umbelliferarum emendataCrantz, Heinrich Johann Nepomuk von
Classis umbelliferarum emendata
cum generali seminum tabula et figuris
aeneis in necessarium Instit. rei
herbar. supplementum
(Leipzig 1767).
), and is now working at Leguminosae (Jacquin refers to Classis cruciformium emendataCrantz, Heinrich Johann Nepomuk von
Classis cruciformium emendata
cum figuris aeneis in necessarium
Instit. rei herbariae supplementum

(Leipzig 1769).
) . He is still very much an enemy of Linnaeus. On the other hand, Leopold Gottlieb BiwaldBiwald, Leopold Gottlieb
(1731-1805). Austrian. Jesuit,
professor in logic and physics, Graz.
from Graz has published volume 2 of Amoenitates Academicae (Jacquin refers to Continuatio selectarum ex amoenitatibus academicisLinnaeus, Carl & Leopold
Gottlieb Biwald
selectarum ex amoenitatibus academicis
Caroli Linnaei dissertationum ad
universam naturalem historiam
(Graz 1766). Soulsby
no. 1326.
and added a very critical review of Crantz’s Systema (Jacquin refers to Institutiones rei herbariae iuxta nutum naturae digestae ex habituCrantz, Heinrich Johann Nepomuk von
Institutiones rei herbariae
iuxta nutum naturae digestae ex
([Vienna] 1766).
). So, Biwald is a friend of Linnaeus.

The full text of Loasa is given, with the citation of 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).
, 2, p.15, plate 38.



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