Carl Linnaeus to Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin,
14 May 1769 n.s.
L4217. Carl LinnaeusCarl Linnaeus (1707-1778). Swedish.
to Nicolaus Joseph, baron von JacquinNicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin
Linnaeus has at last received the beginning of Anders Philip Tidström’sTidström, Anders Philip
Tidström has been delayed by the winter and poor health, but he now had about 400 samples. Linnaeus makes comments on a few of them. He remarks that Jacquin will find several of those he explicitly wanted in that list but also that Jacquin’s list of samples for Tidström only has 180 entries. Tidström’s list is arranged according to Systema naturaeLinnaeus, Carl Systema
Tidström remarks that he would have preferred to have Lübeck as the city of contact rather than Hamburg, due to formalities at Ellsinore. There are many more ships between Stockholm and Lübeck, almost one every day. Anyhow, Tidström uses Lars FalckFalck, Lars (1737-1788).
Linnaeus wants a good specimen of Dalechampia. He had received seeds of it from France but they were not viable.
Linnaeus has not heard from Jacquin for a long time.
1. Caroli Linnaei epistolae ad Nicolaum Josephum Jacquin (1841), p. 101-102 p.101 p.102.