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Link: • Carl Linnaeus to Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin, 24 August 1767 n.s.
Dated 1767 d. 24 Augusti. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Banska-stiavnica (Slovenia). Written in Latin.


Linnaeus has received the letter from 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.
of 26 July 1767Letter L3928 and answers the questions. He reports on plants that flower in the garden, among them Scopolia.

Linnaeus asks when Giovanni Antonio ScopoliísScopoli, Giovanni Antonio
(1723-1788). Italian. Physician and
naturalist. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
mineralogy will be published(Linnaeus refers to Einleitung zur Kenntniss und Gebrauch der FossilienScopoli, Giovanni Antonio
Einleitung zur Kenntniss und Gebrauch
der Fossilien
(Riga 1769).
). He needs it for the third part of Systema naturae, 12th editionLinnaeus, Carl Systema
, 12th edition (Stockholm
1766-1768). Soulsby no. 62.
(ďRegnum lapideumĒ was published in 1768).

Linnaeus has seen strange movements in a kind of mushrooms when it emits its seeds. He has reported it to the Académie des sciences in Paris.

Linnaeus has not heard anything about Fusee AubletísAublet, Fusee (1720-1788).
work on South American plants (Linnaeus refers to Histoire des plantes de la Guiane FrancoiseAublet, Fusee Histoire des
plantes de la Guiane Francoise, rangees
suivant la methode sexuelle, avec
plusieurs memoires sur differents
objects interessants
, I-II (Paris

Linnaeus is pleased that Adam KuhnKuhn, Adam (1741-1817).
American. Physician, Philadelphia.
Studied under Linnaeus at Uppsala
University in 1762-1763. Linnaeusís only
American student. Correspondent of
has become a professor of botany and medicine in Philadelphia. He has for some time not heard anything about Domenico VandelliVandelli, Domenico (1735-1816).
Italian. Physician and botanist. Left
for Portugal in 1764, where he was a
professor at the university of Coimbra.
He was the founder of Ajuda botanical
garden in Lisboa and of the Coimbra
botanical garden, where he was also the
first director (1773-1791).
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
, who was appointed professor of natural history in Lisbon.



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


1. Caroli Linnaei epistolae ad Nicolaum Josephum Jacquin (1841), p. 91-92   p.91  p.92.