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Link: • Carl Linnaeus to Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin, 26 August 1768 n.s.
Dated 1768 d. 26 Septembr.. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Banska-stiavnica (Slovenia). Written in Latin.


Linnaeus has seen Anders Philip TidströmTidström, Anders Philip
(1723-1779). Swedish. Chemist and
metallurgist. Studied under Linnaeus.
University teacher of chemistry.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
who was pleased at the proposal of an exchange of samples. However, his resources did not permit that he pays so much of the transport. He can not pay for any transport more than between Stockholm and Hamburg. He is ready to send material to any one in Hamburg that Jacquin chooses, and to pay for the freight to and from that city, but nothing more.

Linnaeus confirms that Tidström is the outstanding person in Sweden for this kind of a project. Linnaeus indicates in outline what minerals are most frequently found in Sweden.

Cleome gigante has grown from the seeds sent but too late to make flowers. The seeds of Loasa were not good.

Linnaeus encloses seeds of three species to be sown outdoors.



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


1. Caroli Linnaei epistolae ad Nicolaum Josephum Jacquin (1841), p. 97-98   p.97  p.98.