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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L0880 • Carl Linnaeus to Abraham Bäck, 20 February 1748 n.s.
Dated 1748 d. 9 febr. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Stockholm (Sweden). Written in Swedish.

Högädle H[err] Doctor

Om torsdag effter middagen v. D. kommer jag till Stockholm med min hustru.
war gunstig och antingen låna mig sielf äl[le]r skaffa mig nära rum på 2 högst 8 dagar, då wij om nätter och afftnar få examinera örterna.
plura in verbis. posten låter mig ej mehr tid. vale.

dabam Upsal. 1748 d[ie] 9 febr[uarii]

C[arl] Linnaeus

Assessoren
Edel och Högtförfarne
H[err] Abrah[am] Baeck
Stockholm
frijbr[ef]

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus tells Abraham BäckBäck, Abraham (1713-1795).
Swedish. Physician, president of the
Collegium Medicum, Stockholm. Close
friend of Linnaeus. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
that he will come to Stockholm together with his wife [Sara Elisabet MoraeaMoraea, Sara Elisabet
(1716-1806). Swedish. Linnaeus’s wife.
Daughter of Johan Moraeus and Elisabet
Hansdotter Moraea. Mother of Carl
Linnaeus the Younger and of Elisabeth
Christina, Louisa, Sara Christina and
Sophia Linnaea.
] next Thursday afternoon.

Linnaeus asks Bäck to arrange some lodgings for them for two or three days close to his own flat. Linnaeus and Bäck will examine the plants during the nights and the evenings.

More will follow when they meet. The mail does not give him more time.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (KVA, Carl von Linnés arkiv). [1] [2]

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1910), vol. I:4, p. 74   p.74.