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 three letters from Linnaeus (see for example 14 May 1769Letter L4217, 6 July 1769Letter L4328), with Anders Philip TidströmísTidström, Anders Philip
(1723-1779). Swedish. Chemist and
metallurgist. Studied under Linnaeus.
University teacher of chemistry.
Correspondent of Linnaeus. lists. The samples please him, since most of them are new to him. He has also received a copy of Systema naturae, 12th editionLinnaeus, Carl Systema
naturae, 12th edition (Stockholm
1766-1768). Soulsby no. 62. so the titles are quite in order.
It is quite all right for Jacquin to have Lübeck as point of contact, but he has no way of getting a correspondent there by himself. Tidström would have to do that part of the formalities. Until another way is decided upon, Jacquin will use Hamburg, but Tidström may use Lübeck if he wants to.
Jacquin does not have a specimen of Dalechampia.
Jacquin denies that the unanswered letter never reached Sweden, since it contained the first part of the list for Tidström. But in any case, Jacquin sends that list once more. As regards the plant samples, Jacquin has found the answers to some by himself. Anyhow, Jacquin has no more samples to send.
Jacquin is perfectly supplied with Georg Christian von OederísOeder, Georg Christian von
(1728-1791). German/Danish. Botanist
and economist. Studied under Albrecht
von Haller in Göttingen and became
professor of botany at Copenhagen.
Minister of finance for Norway. Started
the publishing of Flora Danica.
Correspondent of Linnaeus. works. As a preliminary of a new project, a work on the rare plants in the Vienna garden (Jacquin refers to the Botanical Garden of the University of Vienna, founded in 1754 and the planned work is Hortus botanicus VindobonensisJacquin, Nicolaus Joseph, baron von
Hortus botanicus Vindobonensis :
seu plantarum rariorum quae in horto
botanico Vindobonensi coluntur icones
coloratae et succinctae
descriptiones, I-III (Vienna
1770-1776). ), Jacquin encloses two pictures. One is a rose, acquired from Leiden, the other a Senecio Jacquin wants comments.
Jacquin is surprised that Linnaeus has been unable to acquire fascicles 2 and 3 of Observationum botanicorum [...] pars I-IV et ultimaJacquin, Nicolaus Joseph, baron von
iconibus ab auctore delineatis
illustratarum pars I-IV et ultima
(Vienna 1764-1771). from Leipzig, where they are always for sale. A list of the species covered is given, however, with some comments on a few of them. Especially, Jacquin indicates a possible mistake by Linnaeus on Arenaria mucronata.