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Link: • Carl Linnaeus to Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin, 9 July 1770 n.s.
Dated 1770 julii 9. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Wien (Austria). Written in Latin.


Linnaeus gives a quick answer to 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 9 June 1770 (this letter has not come down to us) and starts with short answers on ten species where Jacquin had put questions.

Linnaeus reports that he had sown the Loasa seeds in a pot and put them in his window. He had tendered them carefully, but to his regret, he had not made any of them germinate. He gives up and wonders if Jacquin’s specimens have survived, so that he can get newly collected seeds once again in the future.

The Dalechampia, Peltaria and Magnolia grow, and the Peltaria seems to withstand the winter in Uppsala without problems.

Anders Philip TidströmTidström, Anders Philip
(1723-1779). Swedish. Chemist and
metallurgist. Studied under Linnaeus.
University teacher of chemistry.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
is away for the summer but Linnaeus has heard that he had sent the box to Jacquin about one month ago.

From seeds received from Jacquin, Linnaeus has got specimens of two Robinia species and of Dryas pentapetala and several Siberian plants.



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


1. Caroli Linnaei epistolae ad Nicolaum Josephum Jacquin (1841), p. 110-111   p.110  p.111.