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Link: • Nicolaus Joseph, baron von Jacquin to Carl Linnaeus, January 1774 n.s.
Dated . Sent from ? () 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.
sends some plates from Florae Austriacae, sive plantarum selectarumJacquin, Nicolaus Joseph, baron von
Florae Austriacae, sive
plantarum selectarum in Austriae A.
chiducatu sponte crescentium icones,
(Vienna 1773-1778).
. A long discussion is given on Seseli glaucum, on which there are some variant opinions among scholars, Pierre CussonCusson, Pierre (1727-1783).
French. Physician and botanist,
Montpellier. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
and Heinrich Johann Nepomuk CrantzCrantz, Heinrich Johann Nepomuk von
(1722-1799). Austrian. Naturalist
and physician. Professor in obstetrics
in 1754, Vienna.
are mentioned; the plant seems to have got several names, and the identities are not quite certain.

Jacquin sends a specimen of Gorteria fruticosa and wants Linnaeus to clarify some information published in Mantissa plantarum altera, 2nd editionLinnaeus, Carl Mantissa
plantarum altera
(1766), 2nd ed.
(Stockholm 1771). Soulsby no. 312.

Jacquin has received two letters (16 November 1773Letter L4929 and 14 December 1773Letter L4941) from Linnaeus, and he answers them. He sends a description of Cuphea and a dried specimen of Hedysarum alpinum with some discussion on earlier, Crantz, Carlo AllioniAllioni, Carlo (1725-1804).
Italian. Professor of botany, Turin.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
and Albrecht von HallerHaller, Albrecht von
(1708-1777). Swiss. Naturalist and
poet, professor of medicine, botany,
anatomy and surgery at Göttingen
1736-1753. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
. In addition, he comments on various answers, often disagreeing with Linnaeus.

Jacquin sends a full character of Corypha minor and has a long discussion on several Potentilla species. He refers to Haller in many details.

Jacquin asks Linnaeus not to send scales of the male Cycas flower. He regrets that he included the description of Helleborus viridis in his work if it is so common in Europe.

The letter ends with a comment on Salsona vermiculata, which Jacquin does not find with Linnaeus.



a. (LS, VII, 312-313). [1] [2] [3] [4]