Carl Linnaeus to Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin,
3 May 1767 n.s.
L3913. Carl LinnaeusCarl Linnaeus (1707-1778). Swedish.
to Nicolaus Joseph, baron von JacquinNicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin
Linnaeus has received Nicolaus Joseph von Jacquin’sJacquin, Nicolaus Joseph, baron von
Linnaeus feels old, and he can feel his vigour declining.
Linnaeus wants Jacquin to approach Giovanni Antonio ScopoliScopoli, Giovanni Antonio
As a postscript, Linnaeus asks about Loasa and gives names of plants from Lapland, specimens of which are enclosed.
Linnaeus received one more letter from Jacquin (April 1767Letter L5437) just before this letter was sent and thanks for the beautiful plates it contained. Linnaeus comments on a few, and the species mentioned fit in with the second list of Jacquin’s observations (fol. 318) to the new edition of Species plantarum (Jacquin refers presumably to Species plantarum, 3rd editionLinnaeus, Carl Species
Linnaeus tells Jacquin that he will make use of these observations in part 2 of the next edition of Systema naturae, 12th editionLinnaeus, Carl Systema
1. Caroli Linnaei epistolae ad Nicolaum Josephum Jacquin (1841), p. 87-89 p.87 p.88 p.89.