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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L4808 • Carl Linnaeus to Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin, March? 1773 n.s.
Dated . Sent from () to Wien (Austria). Written in Latin.

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Linnaeus corrects 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.
on Cardamine petraea and says it is another species. He refers to a description in a work, that is just being printed. He does not know of any synonyms.

On the Orobus sent as a plate, Linnaeus makes the comment that it is very similar to Orobus angustifolius but not quite so. Jacquin is referred to some works, which Linnaeus can not quote directly since he has them in the city whereas he himself is at the country estate.

A few other notes are given.

Linnaeus has had a spell of sciatica but is recovering.

[2004-07-11]

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