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Link: • Carl Linnaeus to Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin, 20 April 1768 n.s.
Dated 1768 d. 20 Aprilis. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Banska-stiavnica (Slovenia). Written in Latin.


Linnaeus starts with a few comments on plants, among them Cleome gigantea, Loasa and Anastatica syriaca.

Linnaeus informs 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.
on a Swedish mineralogist Anders Philip TidströmTidström, Anders Philip
(1723-1779). Swedish. Chemist and
metallurgist. Studied under Linnaeus.
University teacher of chemistry.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
who had been very busy collecting mineral samples. He could be the only one to enter into exchange relationships with Jacquin, but the problem is still how to get the heavy material back and forth.

Linnaeus knows very well the ignorant Aadrian StekhovenStekhoven, Aadrian Dutch.
Gardener, from 1753 in the service of
the Imperial estate, Vienna.
, who had been active in the Good Hope region and is now said to be in Vienna.

Linnaeus thanks for the letter of 25 February 1768Letter L4036, which had arrived only the day before.

Armeniaca fruticosa and Scopolia grow from seeds, and Scopolia withstands the Uppsala climate.

In reply to Jacquin’s request, Linnaeus ends with a long quotation in Italian from Silvio-Paolo BocconeBoccone, Silvio-Paolo
(1633-1704). Italian. Botanist at the
court of Ferdinand II of Tuscany,
professor of botany at Padua.
, Mus. 135, on Thlaspi (Linneus refers to Museo di fisica e di esperienzeBoccone, Silvio-Paolo Museo
di fisica e di esperienze: variato, e
decorato di osservatzioni naturali, note
medicinali, e ragionamenti secondo i
principii de’ moderni
(Venice 1697).



a. original holograph (UUB, G152g). [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]


1. Caroli Linnaei epistolae ad Nicolaum Josephum Jacquin (1841), p. 93-95   p.93  p.94  p.95.