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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L4964 • Carl Linnaeus to Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin, 18 February 1774 n.s.
Dated 1774 d. 18 Februar.. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to (). Written in Latin.

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus refers to the latest letter (January 1774Letter L5433) 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.
. Most of the letter just consists of brief reactions to Jacquin’s suggestions. Some examples: Linnaeus can not send a male Cycas flower, since it is too bulky. He sends two scales. Linnaeus admits that Jacquin is right on Hedysarum obscurum, on which Linnaeus had been misled by Albrecht von HallerHaller, Albrecht von
(1708-1777). Swiss. Naturalist and
poet, professor of medicine, botany,
anatomy and surgery at Göttingen
1736-1753. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
. Potentilla nitida should be Potentilla alba. Seseli glaucum is correct.

Linnaeus has tried to return to his material in order to finish the issue on the Crotalaria. However, he had been unable to find the necessary documents or specimens in his collections. However, they are in his museum, where he can not be for very long due to the winter cold.

[2004-07-11]

upEDITIONS

1. Caroli Linnaei epistolae ad Nicolaum Josephum Jacquin (1841), p. 137-138   p.137  p.138.