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Link: • Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin to Carl Linnaeus, 11 September 1776 n.s.
Dated 11 die Septembris 1776. Sent from Wien (Austria) to (). 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.
has received a letter (5 August 1776Letter L5233 from Linnaeus, not written by Linnaeus himself, telling him that Linnaeus has been ill for a long time. He wishes that Linnaeus be soon recovered.

Jacquin eagerly waits for answers to the latest plates sent, and some more plates are enclosed. Comments are given on Adonis aestivalis.

A picture of Arenaria is sent. The plant flowered in August in the Alps, where he collected and examined it. Jacquin wonders if it can be a new species.

Jacquin is glad that Theobroma augusta has been renamed Abroma fastuosa.

Jacquin wants Linnaeus to give priority to the dried plants enclosed, specified in a list, since they belong to the fourth volume 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).
that will go to the printer very soon.



a. (LS, VII, 309). [1] [2]