Carl Linnaeus to Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin,
24 October 1774 n.s.
L5034. Carl LinnaeusCarl Linnaeus (1707-1778). Swedish.
to Nicolaus Joseph, baron von JacquinNicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin
Linnaeus hopes that Nicolaus Joseph von JacquinJacquin, Nicolaus Joseph, baron von
Linnaeus reports that he had had a stroke that summer during a public lecture. It had made him partly lame, unable to stand and unable to move. However, he had kept his intellectual vigour, and after some weeks he had recovered fairly well but still was very weak.
Jacquin should forward thanks to DickDick, Johann Jakob (1742-1775).
Linnaeus comments on several of the plates received, more in detail on Cineraria, Lepidium petraeum, and Hieracium montanum.
Linnaeus wants seeds of Bryonia and admits that he may have forgotten the matter of the Doronicum.
Some additional botanical notes are given, after which the letter ends with a renewed request for the price of the books in Belgian ducats and for advice on whom to contact in the Austrian embassy in Stockholm for transfer of the money.
1. Caroli Linnaei epistolae ad Nicolaum Josephum Jacquin (1841), p. 141-143 p.141 p.142 p.143.