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Link: • Carl Linnaeus to Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin, [5 March 1772] n.s.
Dated Undated, but presumably written in early March 1772, answered on 25 March 1772. . Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Wien (Austria). Written in Latin.


Linnaeus comments on plates 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.
, namely on Phaseolus bipunctatus, unknown to Linnaeus, and two more where Jacquin had made minor mistakes in the definitions.

Schoenus glomeratus was just a hand tall with Linnaeus, whereas it is much taller with Jacquin.

Linnaeus supposes that Jacquin also has an insect, Acharus telarius, in the winter greenhouse, and he needs advice on how to get rid of it.


a. original holograph (Basel UB, Handschriften, 2261 von Autographensammlung Karl Geigy-Hagenbach. IV, Nachtrag III. 6, Gelehrte, 319).