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Link: • Carl Linnaeus to Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin, 27 June 1769 n.s.
Dated Jun. 27 1969. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Wien (Austria). Written in Latin.


Linnaeus 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 1 June 1769Letter L4230 and is extremely pleased to have received the seeds of Loasa which he has tried to obtain from so many sources, but in vain. Many people had told Linnaeus that there was no living specimen in Europe. However, the seeds came too late to produce flowers this year, so Linnaeus hopes for the next season.

The letter that Jacquin complained had not been answered has not reached Linnaeus, who also made inquiries at the post office about it. It never reached Sweden.

Linnaeus answers Jacquin’s questions on the plants enclosed.

The rest of Anders Philip Tidström’sTidström, Anders Philip
(1723-1779). Swedish. Chemist and
metallurgist. Studied under Linnaeus.
University teacher of chemistry.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
list will follow. Linnaeus has got it, but it is in his city house whereas he himself is in the country estate for the summer. He does not have it near at hand. When back in the city, Linnaeus will send the list and discuss transport with Tidström.

Heinrich Johann Nepomuk Crantz’sCrantz, Heinrich Johann Nepomuk von
(1722-1799). Austrian. Naturalist
and physician. Professor in obstetrics
in 1754, Vienna.
fascicles (Linnaeus refers to Stirpium Austriacarum pars I (II)Crantz, Heinrich Johann Nepomuk von
Stirpium Austriacarum pars I
[II]. Continens fasciculos tres cum
figuris aeneis. Editio altera aucta

([Vienna] 1769).
) are known to Linnaeus, who does not want to see more of them. – He has received Antonio Scopoli’sScopoli, Giovanni Antonio
(1723-1788). Italian. Physician and
naturalist. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
work (Linnaeus means probably Einleitung zur Kenntniss und Gebrauch der FossilienScopoli, Giovanni Antonio
Einleitung zur Kenntniss und Gebrauch
der Fossilien
(Riga 1769).

Linnaeus reports on Cleome gigantea. He also wants some comments on Tidström’s list: Are those the kind of samples Jacquin wants?

Jacquin must be careful so that the Lobelia longiflora. and Loasa plants do not die. They are the only living specimens in Europe; new ones would have to be fetched from Peru, which is hardly possible.

Linnaeus encloses Fumaria and Saxifraga nivalis. He wants a list of the plants described by Jacquin in Observationum botanicorum [...] pars I-IV et ultimaJacquin, Nicolaus Joseph, baron von
Observationum botanicarum
iconibus ab auctore delineatis
illustratarum pars I-IV et ultima

(Vienna 1764-1771).
, so that he can cite them in Species plantarum. Linnaeus has managed to acquire just the first fascicle of that work.



a. original holograph (UUB, G152g). [1] [2] [3] [4]


1. Caroli Linnaei epistolae ad Nicolaum Josephum Jacquin (1841), p. 103-104   p.103  p.104.