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Link: • Carl Linnaeus to Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin, 14 May 1769 n.s.
Dated 1769 d. 14. Maj.. Sent from Hammarby (Sweden) to Wien (Austria). Written in Latin.


Linnaeus has at last received the beginning of Anders Philip Tidström’sTidström, Anders Philip
(1723-1779). Swedish. Chemist and
metallurgist. Studied under Linnaeus.
University teacher of chemistry.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
list of minerals, meant for 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.

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
, 12th edition (Stockholm
1766-1768). Soulsby no. 62.
part 3, and gives trivial names and descriptions. The names found with Axel Fredrik CronstedtCronstedt, Axel Fredrik
(1722-1765). Swedish. Chemist,
mineralogist, mining expert.
, Anton von SwabSwab, Anton von (1702-1763).
Swedish. Assessor at the Bergskollegium.
and Johan Gottschalk WalleriusWallerius, Johan Gottschalk
(1709-1785). Swedish. Professor of
chemistry at Uppsala.
are not given, since they are given in Systema naturae.

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).
Swedish. Merchant, partner of a
trading-company, foundry proprietor.
as his correspondent in Stockholm, and Falck’s contact in Hamburg is Auerhoff & SchewenAuerhoff & Scheven,
German?. Merchants, Hamburg.
. – The last part of the list will be in the next letter.

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.



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


1. Caroli Linnaei epistolae ad Nicolaum Josephum Jacquin (1841), p. 101-102   p.101  p.102.