Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin to Carl Linnaeus,
8 November 1769 n.s.
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Jacquin will continue to collect material for Tidström. He promises to pay for the transport between Vienna and Hamburg but remarks that that is very favourable for Tidström, whose expense must be much lower.
Jacquin plans to go on with his presentation of rare plants in the Vienna garden (Jacquin refers to the Botanical Garden of the University of Vienna, founded in 1754, his work is Hortus botanicus VindobonensisJacquin, Nicolaus Joseph, baron von
Jacquin expresses thanks for the plants received but remarks that all that was promised was not in the letter when it came to him. Additionally, he is very interested in getting duplicates from Linnaeus of the material from the region of Cape of Good Hope, especially Erica, Protea and Leucadendra.
Jacquin offers to publish Genista sphaerica if he gets a specimen in a container with alcohol.
All but one of the small Loasa plants had been killed in the greenhouse, where the pot had accidentally been exposed to dripping water. They do not withstand being sprayed with water. The remaining one gives seeds that may save the species, and Linnaeus will get some of that in due course.
Jacquin has got some containers from a Swede, meant for Linnaeus, but he did not manage to pack them with the minerals in Tidström’s boxes, which were too full already. They will be sent at some future time.
Jacquin has written a treatise on calcium and limestone (Examen chemicum doctrinae Meyerianae de acido pinguiJacquin, Nicolaus Joseph, baron von