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Link: • Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin to Carl Linnaeus, 25 September 1768 n.s.
Dated 25 Septembris 1768. Sent from Schemnitz (Germany) to (). Written in Latin.


Jacquin thanks Linnaeus for the letter of 26 August 1768 (Letter L4107 and is pleased that Anders Philip TidströmTidström, Anders Philip
(1723-1779). Swedish. Chemist and
metallurgist. Studied under Linnaeus.
University teacher of chemistry.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
has answered his proposal for exchange of minerals. The rest of the list of samples, meant for Tidström, is enclosed. Jacquin himself wants a very broad selection of samples of all kinds. He again stresses the importance to refer to works such as Systema naturae or the works by Axel Fredrik CronstedtCronstedt, Axel Fredrik
(1722-1765). Swedish. Chemist,
mineralogist, mining expert.
, Anton von SwabSwab, Anton von (1702-1763).
Swedish. Assessor at the Bergskollegium.
or Johan Gottschalk WalleriusWallerius, Johan Gottschalk
(1709-1785). Swedish. Professor of
chemistry at Uppsala.

Jacquin has some difficulty to pay for all transport between Hamburg and Chemnitz, but he will do so if necessary.

Jacquin has heard that the barons Daniel TilasTilas, Daniel (1712-1772).
Swedish. Nobleman. Mineralogist,
official heraldist, genealogist.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
and Samuel Gustaf HermelinHermelin, Samuel Gustaf
(1744-1820). Swedish. Assessor at the
had sent 400 specimens of fossils to a friend of his, and he hoped to see them in the near future.

Jacquin stresses again that Tidström must pack the samples so that they can not touch and damage each other in the box. Paper wrapping alone is not enough, but straw or moss must be used. Furthermore, Tidström must send a list in a separate letter.

Jacquin thanks for seeds and asks about some flies and a specimen of Campanula.

Jacquin tells Linnaeus that he has been appointed ordinary professor of botany and chemistry in Vienna. He will get 3,300 Austrian florins, four of which make a ducat, and further allowances worth 1,000 florins. So Jacquin ends the letter by giving his new address in Vienna, for future use by Linnaeus.



a. (LS, VII, 253). [1] [2]