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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L5196 • Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin to Carl Linnaeus, 23 March 1776 n.s.
Dated 23 Martii 1776. Sent from Wien (Austria) to Uppsala (Sweden). 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.
sends plates from 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).
its appendix. He comments on some of them in rather great detail, such as Scorzonera Carduus Erisythales, and Anchusa Aegyptiaca.

Jacquin is troubled over Cinchona Caribaea which is very similar to Linnaeusís Cinchona officinalis and was earlier called Cortex Peruvianus by Philip MillerMiller, Philip (1691-1771).
British. Gardener of the Chelsea Physic
Garden. Corresponded with many
botanists. His rich herbarium was sold
to Joseph Banks. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
.

Panobroma augusta is setting new branches and its flowers are budding.

Jacquin asks about Terminalia and encloses a twig of a water plant that he can not identify.

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a. original holograph (LS, VII, 304-305, 306-306v). [1] [2] [3]