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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L4468 • Carl Linnaeus to Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin, 26 February 1771 n.s.
Dated 1771 d. 26 Febr.. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Wien (Austria). Written in Latin.

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus remarks that it is sometimes difficult to see from the plates sent by 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.
.what species are meant, although the pictures as such are excellent. Thus, for example, plants grown outdoors may be different from specimens grown in pots. He gives some examples.

The Swedish king, Adolf FredrikAdolf Fredrik, (1710-1771).
Swedish. King of Sweden. Reigned
1751-1771. Married to Lovisa Ulrika.
Father of Gustav III. Chancellor of
Uppsala university 1747-1751.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
had suddenly died from asphyxia.

Eighteen plates are briefly commented, with suggestions of names. The issue on the electrical stone will be answered another time, as Linnaeus can not examine it in cloudy weather.

[2004-07-11]

upMANUSCRIPTS

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

upEDITIONS

1. Caroli Linnaei epistolae ad Nicolaum Josephum Jacquin (1841), p. 114-115   p.114  p.115.