Linnaeus reports that he has given Anders Philip TidströmTidström, Anders Philip
(1723-1779). Swedish. Chemist and
metallurgist. Studied under Linnaeus.
University teacher of chemistry.
Correspondent of Linnaeus. the list of minerals for safe keeping. Tidström gave Linnaeus a list in his turn, and Linnaeus encloses it in this letter. Linnaeus is pleased that he has been able to get this exchange started and also to send 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. his Systema naturae, 12th editionLinnaeus, Carl Systema
naturae, 12th edition (Stockholm
1766-1768). Soulsby no. 62. . He adds that he also has a considerable collection of minerals.
Linnaeus answers several of the botanical issues raised by Jacquin in the letter of 25 August 1768Letter L4098. He takes the opportunity of correcting a misprint in Mantissa plantarumLinnaeus, Carl Mantissa
plantarum generum editionis VI. (1764)
et specierum editionis II.[1762-63]
(Stockholm 1767). Soulsby no. 311. , on Cimicifuga.
The letter ends with a promise from Linnaeus that he will collect mosses for Jacquin as soon as he can.