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Link: • Carl Linnaeus to Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin, 26 December 1772 n.s.
Dated 1772 Decembr. 26. Sent from Hammarby (Sweden) to Wien (Austria). Written in Latin.


Linnaeus is surprised that 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.
has not received his letters (of these only one letter is known, of 12 November 1772Letter L4761) but supposes that they have arrived by now.

Linnaeus forwards a request from Berge FrondinFrondin, Berge (1718-1783).
Swedish. Doctor of history and political
science at Uppsala. Librarian at the
university library.
the librarian of the Uppsala University, for the books by Jacquin, except the three fascicles of 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).
which were already there.

Linnaeus has some comments on some of the plates received. He wants more information on some species and does not recognize others.

Linnaeus encloses a letter in reply to Franz Xaverius WulfenWulfen, Franz Xaverius
(1728-1805). ?. Professor of
mathematics, Klagenfurt. Member of the
Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
(this letter has not come down to us).

Linnaeus does not agree with the name Senecio Doronicum on one of Jacquin’s plates. The plant he had given that name looks quite different.

Linnaeus wants seeds of Evonymus verrucosus, or rather scabiosus, which no doubt is a variant of Evonymus Europaeus. He wants to have them both in the garden.



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


1. Caroli Linnaei epistolae ad Nicolaum Josephum Jacquin (1841), p. 127-128   p.127  p.128.