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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L4929 • Carl Linnaeus to Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin, 16 November 1773 n.s.
Dated 1773 d. 16 Novembr.. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to (). Written in Latin.

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus gives answers to a large number of plates from 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.
. Among these, the following answers are given in greater detail.

Four different Anthericum are specified.

Hedysarum Alpinum is not like the one named by Linnaeus, nor like Hedysarum obscurum. He has some idea of what it could be, but since he has his material at the country estate, now unavailable, he can not go any further.

The same is the case with the male Cycas, which can not be sent in a letter. Linnaeus asks Jacquin to remind him to send him something later on.

Linnaeus wants seeds of Corypha minor and a description, since he doubts he will live to see the printed description in the Uppsala University library.

So, Heinrich Johann Nepomuk CrantzCrantz, Heinrich Johann Nepomuk von
(1722-1799). Austrian. Naturalist
and physician. Professor in obstetrics
in 1754, Vienna.
has at last ceased to pour his wrath over Linnaeus.

Patrick Browne’sBrowne, Patrick (1720-1790).
Irish. Botanist who made six voyages to
the West Indies. In 1756 he published
The Civil and natural history of
Jamaica
(1756). Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
herbarium did not contain Coffea Browne, when Linnaeus bought it in London before left. So, Jacquin should send Linnaeus the character of Coffea viscosa, taken from his work.

[2004-07-11]

upMANUSCRIPTS

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

upEDITIONS

1. Caroli Linnaei epistolae ad Nicolaum Josephum Jacquin (1841), p. 134-136   p.134  p.135  p.136.