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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L4907 • Carl Linnaeus to Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin, 28 October 1773 n.s.
Dated 1773 d. 28 octobr.. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Wien (Austria). Written in Latin.

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus comments very briefly on 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.
letter of 25 September 1773Letter L4892 and mainly confirms Jacquin’s proposals. The more important items are the following:

Linnaeus thinks the different Gentiana are just variants.

Linnaeus had seen many Bryonia with red berries.

Linnaeus can not help very much on the Umbelliferae since only a few of them live long enough in his garden. He mentions a few, but not more.

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upMANUSCRIPTS

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

upEDITIONS

1. Caroli Linnaei epistolae ad Nicolaum Josephum Jacquin (1841), p. 133-134   p.133  p.134.