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. reports that he has decided that his Laserpitium is a separate species, which he will call Laserpitium aquilegiaefolium.
Jacquin can decide better on Hedysarum alpinum from plants now germinating.
Jacquin sends a number of specimens and asks for advice, among them a Ranunculus from Schneeberg, Scilla, where he is puzzled by one published by Georg Christian von OederOeder, Georg Christian von
(1728-1791). German/Danish. Botanist
and economist. Studied under Albrecht
von Haller in Göttingen and became
professor of botany at Copenhagen.
Minister of finance for Norway. Started
the publishing of Flora Danica.
Correspondent of Linnaeus. , and Orobanche purpurea, which does not quite agree with one published by Linnaeus.
Jacquin is ready to send a list to Anders Philip TidströmTidström, Anders Philip
(1723-1779). Swedish. Chemist and
metallurgist. Studied under Linnaeus.
University teacher of chemistry.
Correspondent of Linnaeus. on minerals that he would like to obtain, and to send specimens in exchange, if Tidström is willing to continue. Also, dried plant specimens could be sent to Linnaeus in the same packages, so Linnaeus is welcome to send Jacquin a list of what he wants.