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Link: • Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin to Carl Linnaeus, 3 April 1773 n.s.
Dated 3 Aprilis 1773. Sent from Wien (Austria) to Uppsala (Sweden). 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 answers (presumably March 1773Letter L4808), and urgently requests Linnaeusís answer to his latest letter, that of 6 march 1773Letter L4821, so that he can continue with his publication of the Veronica. The printing has been stopped.

The main contents of the letter is the plate of Digitalis ochroleuca, not identical with Linnaeusís Digitalis lutea. Jacquin gives some references to literature on that species.

Jacquin sends seeds but can not include seeds of Trifolium suffocatum since his specimens had died in the garden.

Linnaeus is welcome to tell Jacquin which of the published species he wants seeds of.



a. (LS, VII, 278). [1] [2]