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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L4450 • Carl Linnaeus to Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin, 14 December 1770 n.s.
Dated 1770 Decemb. 14. Sent from () to Wien (Austria). Written in Latin.

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus gives brief answers to details in the previous letter (24 November 1770Letter L4430) from 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.
. They mainly concern Salvia, Iris, Buttneria and Vicia lutea.

On Crataegus, Linnaeus mentions that English botanists think that the one Jacquin has depicted is not a species but just a variety of Crataegus coccinea.

Also with regard to Jacquin’s Cichorium, Linnaeus is not fully satisfied with the attribution.

[2004-07-11]

upMANUSCRIPTS

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

upEDITIONS

1. Caroli Linnaei epistolae ad Nicolaum Josephum Jacquin (1841), p. 113-114   p.113  p.114.