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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L1099 • Carl Linnaeus to Abraham Bäck, 6 March 1750 n.s.
Dated 1750 II/23. Sent from () to Stockholm (Sweden). Written in Swedish.

Min Kiäreste Broder.

Tack Min Bror som hulpit stackars Hasselquist. Det blifwer roligt at se huru månge af wåra hafwa hierta at hielpa wettenskaperne af ren kiärlek för wettenskap, utan någon annor afsicht.

Skrif mig till i begynnelsen på april, så skola fröen promt komma.

Gud gifwe jag fingo några dagars tid, så skulle jag gripa ihop med Kleyniana. nog woro där tillfälle at wisa en hop saker. Örterne har jag ej haft tid at tänka på, nu på hela 14 dagar

Vale et fave.

Min Brors
lydige dräng
C[arl] L[innaeus]

1750 II/23

Om Archiatern Ribe dör, så önskar jag lycka: en sådan behöfwes nu med allwaro.

Archiatren
Wälborne H[err] Doctor Baeck
Stockholm
frijbr[ef]

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus thanks Abraham BäckBäck, Abraham (1713-1795).
Swedish. Physician, president of the
Collegium Medicum, Stockholm. Close
friend of Linnaeus. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
for the help to Fredrik HasselquistHasselquist, Fredrik
(1722-1752). Swedish. Physician and
naturalist, explorer. Studied under
Linnaeus and Lars Roberg 1741-1749. Went
to Egypt, Syria, Palestine, Cyprus,
Rhodes and the island of Chios. Died
near Smyrna. Son of Magnus and Helena
Maria Hasselquist, brother of Andreas
Hasselquist. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
. He thinks it is nice to see how many are ready to help science with a contribution, without selfish objectives.

Bäck should send Linnaeus a letter at the beginning of April. Then, Linnaeus will send the seeds at once.

Linnaeus wishes he had some days free, so he could start the work at Jacob Theodor KleinísKlein, Jacob Theodor
(1685-1759). German. Naturalist,
Dresden and Danzig. Director of the
Danziger Naturforscher-Gesellschaft. One
of Linnaeusís opponents. Correspondent
of Linnaeus.
work [Linnaeus refers to Historiae piscium naturalis promovendae missus primus-quintusKlein, Jacob Theodor
Historiae piscium naturalis
promovendae missus primus-quintus
, 5
vols. (Danzig, 1740-1749).
]. It must be easy to show a lot of things there.

Linnaeus has not had time to think of the plants for two weeks.

P. S. Linnaeus comments that if Evald RibeRibe, Evald (1701-1752).
Swedish. Surgeon. President of the
Collegium Medicum, Stockholm. Brother of
Carl Frederik Ribe.
dies, a competent successor needs to be appointed.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original (KVA). [1] [2] [3]

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1910), vol. I:4, p. 116-117   p.116  p.117.