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Link: • Carl Linnaeus to Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin, 4 November 1768 n.s.
Dated 1768 d. 4 Novembr.. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to (). Written in Latin.


Linnaeus is pleased that 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 has returned to botany, with his recent appointment to Vienna, and congratulates him on his salary.

The Loasa continues to harass Linnaeus, since the seeds do not germinate. Linnaeus implores Jacquin to try to get new and better ones.

Linnaeus describes a Dionaea that catches flies.

Anders Philip TidströmTidström, Anders Philip
(1723-1779). Swedish. Chemist and
metallurgist. Studied under Linnaeus.
University teacher of chemistry.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
has got Jacquin’s list of minerals and will prepare his samples at about the New Year, since there are no students to attend to then.

Linnaeus answers the question on the flies but reports that he does not know the Campanula. He has Cleome gigantea growing in the window of his study chamber; it reminds him of Jacquin’s friendship.

Linnaeus will try to get seeds of Calcearia and send to Jacquin.



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


1. Caroli Linnaei epistolae ad Nicolaum Josephum Jacquin (1841), p. 98-99   p.98  p.99.