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Link: • Carl Linnaeus to Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin, 8 May 1770 n.s.
Dated 1770 d. 8 Maji. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to (). Written in Latin.


Linnaeus thanks 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.
for the letter of 11 April 1770Letter L4365 with the seeds of Loasa. They seem good.

Linnaeus answers questions and makes comments on Jacquin’s dubious species, especially on Digitalis and Senecio.

Jacquin does not seem to have received Linnaeus’s latest letter where he had reported on the minerals (this letter has not come down to us). Jacquin’s box came too late to Hamburg to be forwarded before winter. The box meant for Jacquin is still with Anders Philip TidströmTidström, Anders Philip
(1723-1779). Swedish. Chemist and
metallurgist. Studied under Linnaeus.
University teacher of chemistry.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
waiting for the shipping season.

Jacquin’s Psoralea enneaphylla is not the same as the Indigofera, found in India. Linnaeus confirms Jacquin’s stand and indicates the main differences.

Linnaeus is glad that Jacquin got a Dionaea and gives a reference to a description of it.

Linnaeus encloses some dried specimens from his material from South Africa.

The winter was hard, long and very rich in snow. Now, there is much water around. No tree has yet got leaves.



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


1. Caroli Linnaei epistolae ad Nicolaum Josephum Jacquin (1841), p. 108-109   p.108  p.109.