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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L1526 • Carl Linnaeus to Abraham Bäck, 8 February 1753 n.s.
Dated 28 jan. 1753. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Stockholm (Sweden). Written in Swedish.

Min Kiäreste och trogneste Broder,

Sundius har ännu ej verterat det anbefalte, kan altså ej lämna boken.

tag uht så många dupletter, som M[in] K[iäre] Broder wet wara säkre, så blifwer wähl rum i herberget.

änteligen dog gambla Sloane. han har lefwat nog.

M[in] Br[or] fick ej mitt senaste bref.

hur går med H[err] Bibl[iotekarie] Dahlins ritningar; hälsa honom, och lätt mig det wetta.

jag arbetar mig till döds på Konungens Cabbinett.

Lätt mig wetta huru Hennes M[ajestä]t mår, om febren är alt för stark.

i döden

Min Broders
trogneste
C[arl] Linnaeus

Upsala d[en[ 28 jan[uari]
1753

Archiatren
Wälborne H[err] Ab[raham] Baeck
Stockholm

upSUMMARY

Peter SundiusSundius, Peter (1725-1786).
Swedish. Municipal physician in
Kristiania (Oslo) 1755-1786.
has not yet delivered what he has been asked, so Linnaeus cannot leave the book yet.

If Abraham BäckBäck, Abraham (1713-1795).
Swedish. Physician, president of the
Collegium Medicum, Stockholm. Close
friend of Linnaeus. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
takes out all specimens he is certain are duplicates, there will be enough space to keep the herbarium.

Hans SloaneSloane, Hans (1660-1753).
British. Physician, naturalist and
collector. Secretary of the Royal
Society in 1693, president in 1727.
Sloane’s collections of natural history
objects were donated to the English
nation and were one of cornerstones of
the British Museum (1759). Correspondent
of Linnaeus.
has died at last. He has lived long enough.

Linnaeus’s latest letter [it is unclear which letter Linnaeus refers to, it might have been Linnaeus to Bäck, 22 December 1752Letter L1520] seems not to have been delivered to Bäck.

Linnaeus wonders how Olof von Dalin’sDalin, Olof von (1708-1763).
Swedish. Author. Chancellor of the
court. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
drawings are progressing. Bäck should give him greetings from Linnaeus, and then let Linnaeus know the status of the work.

Linnaeus is overworked at the catalogue of the King’s [Adolf FredrikAdolf Fredrik, (1710-1771).
Swedish. King of Sweden. Reigned
1751-1771. Married to Lovisa Ulrika.
Father of Gustav III. Chancellor of
Uppsala university 1747-1751.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
] cabinet [Linnaeus refers to the Museum S:ae R:ae M:tis Adolphi Friderici Regis SuecorumLinnaeus, Carl Museum S:ae
R:ae M:tis Adolphi Friderici Regis
Suecorum [...] in quo animalia rariora
imprimis et exotica: quadrupedia, aves,
amphibia, pisces, insecta, vermes
describuntur et determinantur, Latine et
Suetice cum iconibus
(Stockholm
1754).
].

Linnaeus asks to be informed of the Queen’s [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.
] health and if the fever is still too strong.

upMANUSCRIPTS

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

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1910), vol. I:4, p. 197   p.197.