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Link: • Carl Linnaeus to Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin, 12 November 1772 n.s.
Dated 1772 d. 12 Novembr.. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Wien (Austria). Written in Latin.


Linnaeus makes a lot of comments on material received, some of which are these:

The Gnaphalium Leontopodium is identical to Linnaeus’s Filago Leontopodium, and Linnaeus thanks 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.
for the good description. He asks for seeds.

Linnaeus also asks for seeds of the Silene He is not quite sure of the species.

On Jacquin’s question on the tea bush, Linnaeus responds that he still has two species alive but he does not get flowers.

The Justicia sent is a Digitalis, formerly not in Linnaeus’s collections.

José Celestino MútisMútis, José Celestino
(1732-1808). Spanish. Botanist.
Went to South America in 1760 and lived
in Bogotá, which due to him
became an important centre of learning.
His comprehensive herbarium, manuscripts
and numerous watercolour botanical
illustrations were sent to Spain after
his death. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
is active in Mexico, and Frédéric AllamandAllamand,

(1736-1803). Swiss. Botanist, doctor of
medicine. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
had sent Linnaeus plants from Surinam.

Linnaeus will try to encourage the Queen, Lovisa UlrikaLovisa Ulrika, (1720-1782).
Swedish. Queen of Sweden 1751-1771.
Married to Adolf Fredrik. Mother of
Gustav III. Sister of Fredric II of
Prussia. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
to buy Jacquin’s work (Linnaeus means Hortus botanicus VindobonensisJacquin, Nicolaus Joseph, baron von
Hortus botanicus Vindobonensis :
seu plantarum rariorum quae in horto
botanico Vindobonensi coluntur icones
coloratae et succinctae
, I-III (Vienna

Linnaeus will ask the librarian of the Uppsala University, Berge FrondinFrondin, Berge (1718-1783).
Swedish. Doctor of history and political
science at Uppsala. Librarian at the
university library.
, to acquire on behalf of the library all works by Jacquin except Observationum botanicorum [...] pars I-IV et ultimaJacquin, Nicolaus Joseph, baron von
Observationum botanicarum
iconibus ab auctore delineatis
illustratarum pars I-IV et ultima

(Vienna 1764-1771).
, the three parts of which are already in the library.



a. original holograph (UUB, G152g). [1] [2] [3] [4]


1. Caroli Linnaei epistolae ad Nicolaum Josephum Jacquin (1841), p. 125-127   p.125  p.126  p.127.