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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L1498 • Carl Linnaeus to Abraham Bäck, c. 15 November 1752 n.s.
Dated . Sent from () to Stockholm (Sweden). Written in Swedish.

Min Kiäreste Broder

i dag fick jag M[in] K[iäre] Br[oders] twänne bref. tack, tusende tack.

Loeflings örter äro säkert komne.

Rolander har sine.

jag har mine för K[iäre] Br[or] det hålles wähl engång.

Men huru går det med Ryske fröen och Gmelins florae tomus 2 dus

jag skall skrifwa H[err] Molman till, som M[in] Br[or] befalt. tack för rådet. tänk ej på Grönwall.

nog skall jag en gång afgiöra Collinsons skuld.

Klåckan slår, mer nästa post.

adieu sötaste wän.

Eder
Linnaeus

Archiatren
Wälborne
H[err] Doctor Baeck
Stockholm

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus thanks Abraham BäckBäck, Abraham (1713-1795).
Swedish. Physician, president of the
Collegium Medicum, Stockholm. Close
friend of Linnaeus. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
for two letters [these letters have not come down to us].

Pehr Löfling’sLöfling, 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.
plants have arrived in good order.

Daniel Rolander’sRolander, Daniel (1725-1793).
Swedish. Naturalist and explorer.
Studied at Uppsala University under
Linnaeus. Went to Surinam in 1755-1756.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
plants are still with him.

Linnaeus still has the plants meant for Bäck. They will come in due course.

Linnaeus asks about the seeds from Russia and the second part of Gmelin [Linnaeus means Johann Georg Gmelin’sGmelin, Johann Georg
(1709-1755). German. Voyager, botanist
and chemist. At the initiative of
empress Anna of Russia he spent ten
years (1733-1743) exploring Siberia. In
1749 he became professor of botany and
chemistry at Tübingen. Together
with his nephew Samuel Gottlieb he wrote
Flora Sibirica (1747-1769).
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
Flora SibiricaGmelin, Johann Georg Flora
Sibirica, sive Historia plantarum
Sibiriae
(St Petersburg 1747-1769).
;vol. II “1749” was published early in 1752], which he had asked Bäck about.

Linnaeus promises to write to MölmanMölman, Swedish. , as Bäck wants. Bäck should not think of Christian GrönwallGrönwall, Christian
(1720-1793). Swedish. Vicar of Wist.
.

Linnaeus will decide on Peter Collinson’sCollinson, Peter (1694-1768).
British. Merchant and amateur naturalist
in London, corresponded with many
scientists. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
guilt some time.

The clock is striking, so the mail is about to go. More will follow by the next mail.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. file copy (KVA). [1] [2]

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1910), vol. I:4, p. 195   p.195.