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Link: • Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin to Carl Linnaeus, 22 November 1775 n.s.
Dated Novembris die 22 anni 1775. Sent from Wien (Austria) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Latin.


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.
had received several letters from Linnaeus during the last fortnight after they had been in the mail for a very long time.

Jacquin again asks about Linnaeusís attribution of the Salix species, since he is not at all satisfied.

Jacquin also has more questions on Theobroma augusta. Specifically, he asks for advice when a plant agrees with another in the shape of the flower but not of the fruit, while it agrees with a third one in the shape of the fruit alone. He is very much concerned over this state.

Neither have Linnaeusís answers satisfied Jacquin in several other plants (Cyca, Arenaria, Brassica, Convallaria, Convallaria, Curcuma and others), and Jacquin wants more explanations and tells Linnaeus what his own opinion is.

Jacquin repeats the information that the rat, Sciurus glis, steals cow milk from the peasants who keep their cows in the highlands in the summer to get milk for cheese and butter. He does not explain how the theft is performed. He adds that if the rat is kept indoors and fed by men, it lives from cow milk only. It sleeps all winter without taking food and goes back to sleep immediately even if it is waked by force.

Jacquin will shortly send him a list of more plants, which 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
will take with him from Vienna and bring to Linnaeus. In the same delivery, material for part 3 of Florae Austriacae, sive plantarum selectarumJacquin, Nicolaus Joseph, baron von
Florae Austriacae, sive
plantarum selectarum in Austriae A.
chiducatu sponte crescentium icones,
(Vienna 1773-1778).
will be included.



a. (LS, VII, 301-302). [1] [2] [3]