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Link: • Carl Linnaeus to Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin, 9 October 1769 n.s.
Dated 9 Octobr. 1769. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to (). 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 4 September 1769Letter L4263 on the previous day. Fasc. 2 and 3 of 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).
have been ordered and will be delivered next spring.

Linnaeus is still at his country estate but has invited Anders Philip TidströmTidström, Anders Philip
(1723-1779). Swedish. Chemist and
metallurgist. Studied under Linnaeus.
University teacher of chemistry.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
there, so that they can attend to the issue of the minerals.

Linnaeus comments on some botanical issues from the former letter, the rose, Senecio and Arenaria where he admits that he may have made a mistake.

Linnaeus has been busy all summer with 300 samples of plants from the region of the Cape of Good Hope. He comments on some of them, esp. on the genus Erica, of which he has very many species.

Linnaeus has been enjoying the flowering Cleome gigantea all summer, as well as Lobelia longiflora brought by Jacquin to Europe. But Linnaeus has not succeeded in making the Loasa seeds germinate, so Linnaeus wants Jacquin to tell him how he managed.

Linnaeus encloses seeds of Trifolium to be sown in sandy soil.



1. Caroli Linnaei epistolae ad Nicolaum Josephum Jacquin (1841), p. 105-107   p.105  p.106  p.107.