Documentation

Letters

-Search for letters
-Search in texts

Manuscripts

Editions

Links

Contact

C18

Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L1295 • Carl Linnaeus to Abraham Bäck, 15 June 1751 n.s.
Dated 1751 jun. 4. Sent from () to Stockholm (Sweden). Written in Swedish.

Min såte Broder.

Tack för alt det sända i brefwet.

Agnethers dissertation lyster mig se. jag wet ej hwad han är äller bor. om M[in] Br[oder] fått disputationen så låt mig se henne wid tillfälle.

Hallers dubia emot Critica Botanica behåller M[in] Bror; jag behöfwer henne icke in duplo, ty hon är skrefwen utan tanka.

Hans dubia äro i det sista brefwet till Löfling ej wärde at uptaga.

quasi: därföre at wij ej wet någre gambles derivationes vocum, därföre äro de primitiva.

om fast något af Patrum vocabula voro primitiva, så får därföre icke nu alla ord giöras dylike, som olus, flos.

Hwem har någonsin sagt at nectarium är essentiale floris?

Rosam esse polyandram ob plurima stamina. ego definivi Icosandriam a situ non numero staminum, q[uam]vis dixi a potiore.

så barnachtigt grähl.

Min Broder täckes läsa innelychte och mig det tillsända till¬bakas. stackars Löfling är brydd om sin thermometer; tycker M[in] Br[oder] apropos så wisa det åht H[err] secr[eteraren] Wargentin.

Hälsa H[err] Baron Hårleman.

Lef sött, jag är

Min K[iäre] Broders
lydige
C[arl] L[innaeus]

1751
jun[i] 4.

Archiatren
Wälborne Herren
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 his latest letter [this letter has not come down to us] and for everything that was in it.

Linnaeus wants to see Michael Gottlieb AgnethlerísAgnethler, Michael Gottlieb
(1719-1752). German. Doctor of
medicine, botanist, Helmstädt.
dissertation [Dissertationem solemnem de lauroAgnethler, Michael Gottlieb
Dissertationem solemnem de lauro
(Halle [1751]).
]. Linnaeus does not know who he is or where he lives. If Bäck has the text, Linnaeus wants to see it at some time.

Bäck can keep Gottlieb Emanuel von HallerísHaller, Gottlieb Emanuel von
(1735-1786). Swiss. Historian and
statesman. Son of Albrecht von Haller
and Marianne Wyss. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
Dubia quaedam ex cl. Linnaei Fundamentis haustaHaller, Gottlieb Emanuel von
Dubia quaedam ex cl. Linnaei
Fundamentis hausta
, 5 vol.
(Göttingen, 1750-1752).
. Linnaeus doers not need two copies, for the book is written without thought. Hallerís objections are not worth answering, as is evident from the last letter to Pehr LöflingLöfling, Pehr (1729-1756).
Swedish. Botanist and explorer. Studied
under Linnaeus. Went to Spain in 1751
and took part in the Spanish expedition
to Venezuela in 1754, where he died.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
.

Linnaeus gives some examples: Haller had blamed Linnaeus for not respecting some old assignments of botanical terms, and he has suggested that all old terms be treated as original and primitive.

Linnaeus wonders who has said that the nectarium is the most important part of the flower.

Haller has blamed Linnaeus for defining the rose as polyandria because of the large number of stamens. However, Haller has defined Icosandria by the position of the stamens, not by their number.

Linnaeus thinks all this criticism is juvenile.

Linnaeus sends a letter to Bäck, but he wants it back. Löfling is so worried about his thermometer [Löflingís thermometer was broken on the departure from Sweden, and now he wants Linnaeus to get him a new one, see Löfling to Linnaeus, 25 May 1751Letter L1275]. If Bäck thinks it fit, he may show the letter to Pehr Wilhelm WargentinWargentin, Pehr Wilhelm
(1717-1783). Swedish. Astronomer and
statistician. Secretary of the Royal
Swedish Academy of Sciences since 1749.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
.

Linnaeus sends his regards to Carl HårlemanHårleman, Carl
(1700-1753). Swedish. Nobleman,
architect, royal superintendent.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
.

upMANUSCRIPTS

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

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1910), vol. I:4, p. 149-150   p.149  p.150.