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Link: • Carl Linnaeus to Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin, 10 January 1775 n.s.
Dated 1775 d. 10 Januarii. Sent from Hammarby (Sweden) to (). Written in Latin.


Linnaeus goes directly to comments on Vicia cracca, and later, other Vicia species are treated. The literature mentioned by 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.
, especially a work by Louis GérardGérard, Louis
(1733-1819). French. Botanist,
Cotignac, Provence. Correspondent of
, is not directly available to Linnaeus, who is at present staying at his country estate Hammarby. Therefore, he can not finish the issue.

A number of questions on other plates are answered, as a rule by simply giving the number of the plate and the name Linnaeus wants to use. On Campanula sibirica, Linnaeus comments on the form of the leaves.

Fasc. 11 of [Flora Danica]. Icones plantarum sponte nascentium in regnis Daniae et NorvegiaeOeder, Georg Christian von
[Flora danica.] [Flora danica].
Icones plantarum sponte nascentium in
regnis Daniae et Norvegiae, in ducatibus
Slesvici et Holsatiae, et in comitatibus
Oldenburgi et Delmenhorstiae: ad
illustrandum opus de iisdem plantis,
regio jussu exarandum, Florae danicae
nomine inscriptum
, 17 vol., Suppl.
(1 v.) (Copenhagen 1766 [i.e.
, the work by Otto Frederik MüllerMüller, Otto Frederik
(1730-1784). Danish. Zoologist.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
, will appear around Easter.

A month ago, Linnaeus had seen a document stating that the payment for the books had been arranged by the librarian Berge FrondinFrondin, Berge (1718-1783).
Swedish. Doctor of history and political
science at Uppsala. Librarian at the
university library.
according to Jacquin’s instructions.

Linnaeus had received a great number of plants preserved in alcohol, all from Surinam [these plants came from Carl Gustaf DahlbergDahlberg, Carl Gustaf (?-?).
Swedish. Colonel and owner of a
plantation in Surinam. Daniel Rolander
went to Surinam to serve as tutor for
Dahlberg’s children. Correspondent of
in Suriname, who sent them to the natural history cabinet at Drottningholm Palace, but they were sent on to Linnaeus in Uppsala]. They looked as if they had been recently collected. Linnaeus makes some additional comments on a few of them.



1. Caroli Linnaei epistolae ad Nicolaum Josephum Jacquin (1841), p. 143-145   p.143  p.144  p.145.