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. admits that he sends many letters to Linnaeus and asks him not to be annoyed by that.
Jacquin sends a picture of a lizard found in the Alps, simply called Lacerta Alpina. He describes it briefly in words.
Jacquin also comments on a rat, Sciurus glis, known to Linnaeus, which according to Jacquin steals milk from the inhabitants, and therefore it is often killed by them. It sleeps all winter, regardless of where it is kept.
Jacquin sends a specimen of a Geranium.
Jacquin has finished 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). but plans an appendix with the rarest plants from the adjoining provinces, Hungary, Tyrol, Moravia, etc. He sends one plate meant for that publication, a new species, Primula Carniolica.
Two plates from part 3 of Hortus botanicus VindobonensisJacquin, Nicolaus Joseph, baron von
Hortus botanicus Vindobonensis :
seu plantarum rariorum quae in horto
botanico Vindobonensi coluntur icones
coloratae et succinctae
descriptiones, I-III (Vienna
1770-1776). are also sent, with comments or detailed explanations of the layout of the plate.
Adolf MurrayMurray, Adolph (1751-1803).
Swedish. Professor of anatomy and
surgery, Uppsala. Son of Andreas Murray
and brother of Johan Andreas Murray and
Gustaf Murray. Half-brother of Johann
Philipp Murray. Correspondent of
Linnaeus. was leaving for Chemnitz on that day.