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Link: • Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin to Carl Linnaeus, 6 March 1773 n.s.
Dated 6 Martii 1773. Sent from Wien (Austria) to (). Written in Latin.


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.
thanks Linnaeus for two letters (26 December 1772Letter L4768 and February 1773Letter L4790) and promises to send the letter (this letter has not come down to us) on to Franz Xaverius WulfenWulfen, Franz Xaverius
(1728-1805). ?. Professor of
mathematics, Klagenfurt. Member of the
Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.

Jacquin gives an explanation of the proposed name Senecio Doronicum but admits that Linnaeus is right. Jacquin changes the name into Arnica Doronicum.

Jacquin would call the plant Euonymus scabiosus, but Antonio ScopoliScopoli, Giovanni Antonio
(1723-1788). Italian. Physician and
naturalist. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
had already given it the trivial name Euonymus verrucosus, which should not be changed. Jacquin can not find seeds now but there will be others next year.

Jacquin does not understand Linnaeus’s name Veronica Austriaca but would prefer it to be Veronica latifolia, which is a much more common species. He wants to get full information on the different Veronica species.

Jacquin’s picture of Anabasis tamariscifolia was based on a wild specimen. He has it also in his garden, and from that the plate will be supplemented with the fruit-bearing parts next summer.

Jacquin makes a few more comments on plants. As to the fungi, he will include only the more noteworthy ones.

Three new plates are sent, and he asks Linnaeus to answer a couple of questions still outstanding from previous letters.

Jacquin suggests a procedure to facilitate the purchase of books for the Uppsala University by means of an agent in Holland. He too is disturbed by the long and uncertain delivery and payment processes.

The Empress, Maria TeresiaMaria Teresia, (1717-1780).
Austrian. Reigned from 1740-1780.
, has bought the library of the deceased Gerhard van SwietenSwieten, Gerhard van
(1700-1772). Dutch. Pupil of Boerhaave.
Called by Maria Theresa to Vienna, where
he organised the public health system.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
from his widow for 4,000 gold ducats and will have it incorporated into the Imperial library.



a. (LS, VII, 276). [1] [2]