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Link: • Carl Linnaeus to Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin, 23 July 1768 n.s.
Dated 1768 d. 23 Julii. Sent from Hammarby (Sweden) to Banska-stiavnica (Slovenia). Written in Latin.


Linnaeus had received Jacquin’s letter of 23 June 1768Letter L4088 three days previously and was very delighted with the seeds enclosed. He just regrets that they arrived too late to be successfully sown this year.

Linnaeus confirms Jacquin’s preliminary stand on the fungers Clavaria hypoxylon.

Linnaeus is sorry that Aadrian StekhovenStekhoven, Aadrian Dutch.
Gardener, from 1753 in the service of
the Imperial estate, Vienna.
had been so negligent and ignorant that Jacquin’s specimens had died.

Anders Philip Tidström’sTidström, Anders Philip
(1723-1779). Swedish. Chemist and
metallurgist. Studied under Linnaeus.
University teacher of chemistry.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
will be in Stockholm for another month, and Linnaeus will discuss the matter with him on his return. Linnaeus means that Axel Fredrik Cronstedt’sCronstedt, Axel Fredrik
(1722-1765). Swedish. Chemist,
mineralogist, mining expert.
work is rather to be attributed to Anton von SwabSwab, Anton von (1702-1763).
Swedish. Assessor at the Bergskollegium.
, although Cronstedt was very much involved in it as an amanuensis.

The Lappish specimens Jacquin requires will be sent as soon as Linnaeus has found duplicate specimens in his material in the city.

Linnaeus reports on plants flowering and on books received.

The third part of Systema naturae, 12th editionLinnaeus, Carl Systema
, 12th edition (Stockholm
1766-1768). Soulsby no. 62.
, on minerals will be delivered from the printer in a week [“Regnum lapideum” was published in 176]. It is just fourteen sheets.

Linnaeus reports on Scopolia, Peloria and other plants that he has flowering in his garden.



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


1. Caroli Linnaei epistolae ad Nicolaum Josephum Jacquin (1841), p. 95-96   p.95  p.96.