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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L1513 • Carl Linnaeus to Abraham Bäck, 15 December? 1752 n.s.
Dated 1752 d. 4 Novemb.. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Stockholm (Sweden). Written in Swedish.

Min Kiäreste Broder

Tack för all gunst och wänskap i stockholm. Tack för gunstig invitation.

Äfter M[in] K[iäre] Br[oder]s befallning skall jag skrifwa till Ludwig fast det går swårt.

fråga Hennes K[ong]l[iga] M[ajeste]t om jag ej får lof i mitt namn giöra recension i Lärda tidningar om Hennes K[ongliga] M[ajeste]ts nåd at lösa Hasselquist samblingar, hälst jag hörde morgonen äfter at H[ennes] K[ongliga] M[ajeste]t straxt gifwit Hans Excellence Tessin befallning om wärkställigheten, som han mig sielf berättade.

jag hade ej tänkt resa så hastigt, men jag fick oförmodeligen resetyg, och wiste at min Bror hela natten warit på hofwet.

jag förbl[ifwer]
Min K[iäre] Broders
lydigste tienare
C[arl] Linnaeus

Upsala 1752
d[en] 4 Novemb[er]

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 his hospitality and for the invitation to Stockholm.

Bäck has told Linnaeus to write to Christian Gottlieb LudwigLudwig, Christian Gottlieb
(1709-1773). German. Physician.
Professor of medicine in Leipzig. One of
Linnaeusís early opponents.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
, and Linnaeus will do so, although he thinks it is difficult.

Linnaeus asks Bäck to ask the Queen [Lovisa UlrikaLovisa Ulrika, (1720-1782).
Swedish. Queen of Sweden 1751-1771.
Married to Adolf Fredrik. Mother of
Gustav III. Sister of Fredric II of
Prussia. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
] if Linnaeus may announce in Lärda Tidningar that the Queen has been gracious enough to decide to buy Fredrik HasselquistísHasselquist, 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.
collections. Linnaeus has heard that she had told Carl Gustaf TessinTessin, Carl Gustaf
(1695-1770). Swedish. Count, important
politician and patron of science and
art. He supported Swedish artists and
scientists and collected art, books and
natural history objects. He assisted
Linnaeusís career in many ways. Married
to Lovisa Ulrica Tessin. Uncle to
Fredrik Sparre. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
to finalize the deal.

Linnaeus had not intended to leave so soon, but he happened to get some means of transport earlier than he expected, and he knew that Bäck had been at the Court the whole night.

upMANUSCRIPTS

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

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1910), vol. I:4, p. 195-196   p.195  p.196.