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. has received Linnaeusís letter of 4 November 1768Letter L4140 with the sad information that the Loasa seeds had not proved viable. He will see if he can get new ones in the next season. Ė The seeds of Cleome gigantea are getting mature and will be sent if required.
Jacquin sends a sample of a Carpathian plant that he can not decide on.
Jacquin complains that Linnaeus has not answered the botanical questions in his letter of 25 August 1768Letter L4098 and urges him to do so.
Jacquin will give lectures on Systema naturae next summer in Vienna.
Jacquin encloses some material for Anders Philip TidströmTidström, Anders Philip
(1723-1779). Swedish. Chemist and
metallurgist. Studied under Linnaeus.
University teacher of chemistry.
Correspondent of Linnaeus. He suggests that Linnaeus could pack material of his own in Tidströmís boxes, and he will do the same on his part.
Jacquin has not seen any copy of Systema naturae, 12th editionLinnaeus, Carl Systema
naturae, 12th edition (Stockholm
1766-1768). Soulsby no. 62. in Vienna. He wonders why it is so difficult to buy Swedish books, especially by Linnaeus, in Vienna. He has bought a copy of Johan Gottschalk WalleriusWallerius, Johan Gottschalk
(1709-1785). Swedish. Professor of
chemistry at Uppsala. metallurgy (Jacquin refers to Elementa metallurgiaeWallerius, Johan Gottschalk
Elementa metallurgiae, speciatim
chemicae conscripta atque
observationibus, experimentis et figuris
aeneis illustrata (Stockholm 1768). ) at a very high price, 1 gold ducat, in Vienna and wonders what the price is in Sweden.