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Link: • Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin to Carl Linnaeus, 1 June 1769 n.s.
Dated 1 Junii 1769. Sent from Wien (Austria) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Latin.


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 Linnaeus’s letter of 14 March 1769Letter L4199, which was sent just a few days before the day on which Linnaeus should have received Jacquin’s previous letter (this letter probably never reached Sweden; see letter of 27 June 1769Letter L4221). That is still unanswered. Jacquin repeats some of the issues discussed in that.

Jacquin still has seeds of Loasa, gathered in 1766. He tried seven of them before sending some to Linnaeus. In three weeks, they gave plants one inch high, so the seeds are viable.

Jacquin comments on two other plants, also enclosed, which he has not found in Linnaeus’s works. He asks for comments.

Jacquin has not got Spigelia seeds; it is very common in Martinique.

Jacquin is eager to see Anders Philip Tidström’sTidström, Anders Philip
(1723-1779). Swedish. Chemist and
metallurgist. Studied under Linnaeus.
University teacher of chemistry.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
list and to know when he is going to send it to Hamburg. He would try to get his samples to Hamburg at about the same time.

Heinrich Johann Nepomuk CrantzCrantz, Heinrich Johann Nepomuk von
(1722-1799). Austrian. Naturalist
and physician. Professor in obstetrics
in 1754, Vienna.
continues to publish his fascicles (Jacquin 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).
). – Antonio ScopoliScopoli, Giovanni Antonio
(1723-1788). Italian. Physician and
naturalist. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
is now in Chemnitz.



a. (LS, VII, 255-256). [1] [2] [3]