Carl Linnaeus to Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin,
8 May 1770 n.s.
L4371. Carl LinnaeusCarl Linnaeus (1707-1778). Swedish.
to Nicolaus Joseph, baron von JacquinNicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin
Linnaeus thanks Nicolaus Joseph von JacquinJacquin, Nicolaus Joseph, baron von
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
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.
1. Caroli Linnaei epistolae ad Nicolaum Josephum Jacquin (1841), p. 108-109 p.108 p.109.