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Link: • Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin to Carl Linnaeus, 25 March 1772 n.s.
Dated 25 Martii 1772. Sent from Wien (Austria) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Latin.


After a few more comments on Linnaeusís answers in the previous letter (March 1772Letter L4616), 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.
reports that he sends Adonis vernalis as a plate and asks Linnaeus about its attribution.

Jacquin sends some seeds of Drypis Fumaria nobilis is flowering in its third year; it came from seeds sent by Linnaeus.

Jacquin has no experience of Acarus telarius. His winter greenhouses are infested by white aphids which have to be removed by tweezers every day.

Jacquin still has some new species of Dolichus and Phaseolus, plates of which will be sent when they are ready. He is eagerly waiting for seeds of plants that could be included in his botanical works.


a. original holograph (LS, VII, 270). [1] [2]