Nicolaus Joseph von Jacquin (17271817)
HI Archives collection no. 21
Jacquin, Nicolaus Joseph von
HI Archives portrait no. 3
Biographical and content note
|Correspondents, filed alphabetically
Allioni, Carlo (1728[?]1804), 17781794 and n.d.
Aquart, And., 17621765
Aquart, B[ ], 17551766 and n.d.
Aquart, Jean, 17601761
Aublet, Jean Baptiste Christophe Fusée (17201788), 1774
Banks, Joseph (17431820), 17771797
Bloch, Marc Eliézer (17231799), 1772(?)1794
Born, Ignaz von (17421791), 17711774
Bosch, [ ] de, 17641765
Brugmans, Anton (17321789), n.d.
Brünnich, Martin, 17681771
Brusati, Valentino (?1825), 17751816 and n.d.
Buc’hoz, Pierre Joseph (17311807), 17761783
Buset, Joseph Gabriel de, 17651769
Cavanilles, Antonio José (17451804), 17861809 and n.d.
Chapelle, Fournier[?] de la, 1757 and n.d.
Chazelles, B[ ], 17781779
Chotet, [ ], 17831789
Cobenz, Ch[ ], n.d.
Cornari, [Marco?], 1775
Cusson, Pierre (17271783), 17711775
Dalberg, Nils E. (17361820), 17781783 (see “Dalberg Letters” below for additional information)
Dick, Johann Jacob (17421775), 17701774
Dryander, Jonas (17481810), 17901792
Escovar, [ ] de, 17591760
Fontana, Felice (17301805), 17731783
Forster, Johann Reinhold (17291798), 1780
The following four letters to Nicolaus Joseph von Jacquin (17271817) from Nils Ericsson Dalberg (17361820), a Swedish court physician who was a pupil of Linnaeus and a promoter of the natural sciences, were translated from French.
1. Letter to Jacquin, Vienna, 14 April 1778, from Dalberg, Ulriksdal, Sweden
1 page, 23 x 19 cm
Informs Jacquin that Pehr Wilhelm Wargentin has sent Dalberg the letter he received from Jacquin and that it manifests the admirable qualities he had already noted in the material Jacquin had sent to Johann Andreas Murray and other of Dalberg’s friends. The list of plants contains only those contained in Jacquin’s flora, all of which are unfamiliar to Dalberg. Since there are many he doesn’t possess and has no opportunity to inspect, he is going to leave to Jacquin’s discretion which specimens to send, as any will be appreciated.
2. Letter to Jacquin, 13 August 1779, from Dalberg, Drottningholm, Sweden
1 page, 23 x 17.5 cm
Informs Jacquin that dried specimens have arrived and their receipt has intensified Dalberg’s wish to demonstrate his admiration for him. Dalberg has asked Pehr Wilhelm Wargentin to send Jacquin the new edition of their pharmacopoeia and states that Jacquin’s approval of the work will be compensation for all the time spent on it. He adds that there are still many corrections to be made but that circumstances prevent him from making them.
3. Letter to Jacquin, 13 June 1780, from Dalberg, Ulriksdal, Sweden
1 page, 23 x 17.5 cm
Has received the package Jacquin sent from Copenhagen and has given Wargentin the two copies of the five-volume set of Flora Austriaca. Dalberg has had to neglect many of his affairs in order to care for the Crown Prince of Sweden, a responsibility that puts him completely at the disposal of the king. He is about to leave on a trip to Germany with the king but has been kept in ignorance of the exact destination. He mentions that the collection of the late Andreas Philip Tidström was advertised in the papers to be sold to the highest bidder; he says it is the most complete set that one can find in Sweden and thinks the price will not be very high. He asks that his mail be sent to Wargentin to ensure that Dalberg receives it.
4. Letter to Jacquin, 20 October 1783, from Dalberg, Stockholm, Sweden
1 page, 23 x 16.5 cm
Informs Jacquin that he sent him a small bottle of minerals in August, and a larger bottle the previous week. He thinks he can send more the following year, and hopes that next spring he can send a part of what Jacquin requested in his note.
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