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Link: • Carl Linnaeus to Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin, 20 December 1769 n.s.
Dated 1760 d. 20 Decembris. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Wien (Austria). Written in Latin.


Linnaeus has again received several plants from the region of Cape of Good Hope, Malabar and other parts of India. He comments on 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 8 November 1769Letter L4299 and sends Penaea once more. – At last, he has received all three fascicles of Jacquin’s 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).

Anders Philip TidströmTidström, Anders Philip
(1723-1779). Swedish. Chemist and
metallurgist. Studied under Linnaeus.
University teacher of chemistry.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
has seen Jacquin’s latest letter, and Linnaeus and Tidström will both attend to the sending of his samples to Jacquin by the first ship in spring.

Jacquin should not send Loasa seeds during the coldest winter. He might be able to get Dalechampia seeds from Ferdinando BassiBassi, Ferdinando
(c.1710-1774). Italian. Director of the
botanical garden of Bologna.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
in Bologna, and when Jacquin contacts him, he should ask for some also on behalf of Linnaeus.

Linnaeus would be glad to let Jacquin draw, colour and publish many rare species in Linnaeus’s collections if they were together and did not live so far from each other.

The letter ends by a wish from Linnaeus for Happy New Year.



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


1. Caroli Linnaei epistolae ad Nicolaum Josephum Jacquin (1841), p. 107-108   p.107  p.108.