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Link: • Carl Linnaeus to Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin, 1 July 1767 n.s.
Dated 1767 d. 1 Julii. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Banska-stiavnica (Slovenia). Written in Latin.


Linnaeus has recived 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 31 May 1767Letter L3904 and was very pleased to see the character of Loasa and the dry specimens. Linnaeus asks about a source for seeds of the plant.

Linnaeus is tired, feels old and has been ill for most of the year, Jacquin’s letter has revived him somewhat.

Linnaeus returns comments on Colutea herbacea and Symhytum tuberosum.

Heinrich Johann Nepomuk von CrantzCrantz, Heinrich Johann Nepomuk von
(1722-1799). Austrian. Naturalist
and physician. Professor in obstetrics
in 1754, Vienna.
can offend Linnaeus as much a he wants, since Linnaeus will not answer. He does not disturb Linnaeus, who sees him as ridiculous and careless and not be taken in earnest.

Linnaeus asks for details on Pimpinella pumila and Gnaphalium alpinum – the problem of the latter is that Linnaeus has seen only female flowers, no male ones. Has Jacquin seen flowers of both sexes?

In a postscipt, Linnaeus mentions that phalaena graminis has destroyed the whole crop of corn and caused a loss of more than, 1, 000 dalers.



a. original holograph (UUB, G152g). [1] [2] [3] [4]


1. Caroli Linnaei epistolae ad Nicolaum Josephum Jacquin (1841), p. 89-90   p.89  p.90.