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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L5023 • Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin to Carl Linnaeus, 19 September 1774 n.s.
Dated 19 Septembris 1774. Sent from Wien (Austria) to (). Written in Latin.

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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.
comments on the answers received in an undated letter (August 1774Letter L5018) from Linnaeus, namely on Ranunculus, Hedysarum alpinum and Orobanche purpurea. On the Ranunculus, he has collected new information during a recent trip into the Alps.

A considerable number of plates for Florae Austriacae, sive plantarum selectarumJacquin, Nicolaus Joseph, baron von
Florae Austriacae, sive
plantarum selectarum in Austriae A.
chiducatu sponte crescentium icones,
etc
(Vienna 1773-1778).
are sent, and two Hieracium and the HieraciumCineraria are commented on in some detail.

Jacquin will publish the Bryonia with red berries in his flora and sends Linnaeus some seeds.

Jacquin reports on three new Vicia. He gives some characters of them, refers to treatments by Heinrich Johann Nepomuk CrantzCrantz, Heinrich Johann Nepomuk von
(1722-1799). Austrian. Naturalist
and physician. Professor in obstetrics
in 1754, Vienna.
, who called it Vicia militans, and Louis GérardGérard, Louis
(1733-1819). French. Botanist,
Cotignac, Provence. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
, and specifies the differences. Dried specimens are sent; Jacquin had intended to send seeds and had also collected some for Linnaeus, but he could not find them just now.

Also a dried Geranium is sent, clearly unlike others he knows of.

Jacquin reminds Linnaeus to answer his questions on Doronicum. Also, he has not got any report from Linnaeus on the package of books sent or on how Linnaeus intends to send him the 30 Chemnitzian gold ducats that he wants for them. The rest of the plates for tome 2 of Florae Austriacae, sive plantarum selectarumJacquin, Nicolaus Joseph, baron von
Florae Austriacae, sive
plantarum selectarum in Austriae A.
chiducatu sponte crescentium icones,
etc
(Vienna 1773-1778).
and its text will be sent at the earliest convenience. There, the Lycopodium Helveticum will be depicted with details drawn during an examination by microscope.

The Swiss botanist DickDick, Johann Jakob (1742-1775).
Swiss. Botanist, clergyman.
had not received any answer from Linnaeus after sending him a book several months previously, so he wonders if Linnaeus has received it.

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a. (LS, VII, 292). [1] [2]