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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L1543 • Carl Linnaeus to Abraham Bäck, 30 March 1753 n.s.
Dated 30 mart. 1753. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Stockholm (Sweden). Written in Swedish.

M[in] K[iäre] Bror.

Bar[on] Grooth dog ej af febren, utan af Asphixie; han blef ej öpnad.

Den som wiste allenast hwilka örter Min Bror ej har, så wille jag wähl taga de med mig som jag hade in duplo; nu weet jag det ej.

jag förbl[ifwer]

Min K[iäre] Broders
lydige tien[are]
C[arl] Linnaeus

Ups[ala] d[ie] 30 mart[ii]
1753

Archiatren
Wälborne H[err] Abr[aham] Baeck
Stockholm

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus makes it clear that Erik Anton von GroothGrooth, Erik Anton von
(1724-1753). Swedish. Courtier. Son of
Carl and Eva Helena von Grooth.
did not die from fever but from asphyxia. There was no autopsy.

Linnaeus regrets that he does not know what species Abraham BäckBäck, Abraham (1713-1795).
Swedish. Physician, president of the
Collegium Medicum, Stockholm. Close
friend of Linnaeus. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
does not have. If he knew, he would bring duplicate specimens from his own collections.

upMANUSCRIPTS

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

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1910), vol. I:4, p. 207   p.207.