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Link: • Carl Linnaeus to Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin, 12 January 1769 n.s.
Dated 1769 d. 12 Januarii. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Wien (Austria). Written in Latin.


Linnaeus has received Nicolaus Joseph von Jacquin’sJacquin, 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.
letter of 12 December 1768Letter L4153 on the same day.

Linnaeus gives some reports: The plant in the former letter was Arenaria balearica. – Cleome gigantea is still alive.

Linnaeus thinks he has answered the letter of 25 August 1768Letter L4098, which Jacquin complained about. The answer might have gone to Chemnitz. Linnaeus can not remember what the plants were, since he had had no difficulties to recognize them.

The winter in Uppsala has been very mild, no snow, no frost.

With Anders Philip Tidström’sTidström, Anders Philip
(1723-1779). Swedish. Chemist and
metallurgist. Studied under Linnaeus.
University teacher of chemistry.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
material, Linnaeus will send some books which he thinks Jacquin will be interested in. He can also contribute stones from his own collection of minerals.

Linnaeus has heard that Heinrich Johann Nepomuk CrantzCrantz, Heinrich Johann Nepomuk von
(1722-1799). Austrian. Naturalist
and physician. Professor in obstetrics
in 1754, Vienna.
had described the fruit-setting in Cycas when it flowered in Vienna and is interested in reading his description. He asks Jacquin to get it for him.

Giovanni Antonio Scopoli’sScopoli, Giovanni Antonio
(1723-1788). Italian. Physician and
naturalist. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
mineralogy (Linnaeus refers to Einleitung zur Kenntniss und Gebrauch der FossilienScopoli, Giovanni Antonio
Einleitung zur Kenntniss und Gebrauch
der Fossilien
(Riga 1769).
) had at last reached Linnaeus. He had expected more from it.

Tidström is collecting a number of mineral samples for Jacquin. There is not yet a list of them, but Linnaeus will forward that to Jacquin as soon as he gets it from Tidström.



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


1. Caroli Linnaei epistolae ad Nicolaum Josephum Jacquin (1841), p. 99-100   p.99  p.100.