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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L1574 • Carl Linnaeus to Abraham Bäck, 3 April 1753 n.s.
Dated 3 april 1753. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Stockholm (Sweden). Written in Swedish.

Min Kiäreste Broder.

Om Min Br[oder] reser till Ulriksdahl, så blifwer det ej roligt at komma till stockholm.

Stackars Wahlbom; nog har han merit, om han så wist woro engagerad hos Arch[iater] Rosen. hwad M[in] Br[oder] kan hielpa wist giör M[in] Br[oder] bättre om han undsatte honom, än nogor annor som har mindre merite.

nogra örter skall jag hafwa med mig, om M[in] Br[oder] har dem för uht, så får jag taga dem tillbaka; torde åtminstone hafwa nogra som B[äste] Br[oder] ej äger för uht. wij arbeta i trägården, och så dageligen fröen.

Huru går det med Horto Nosocomii?

jag har haft bref från Sauvages, Gronovius, Cuno, Wachendorf. men intet nytt.

Gronovii son arbetar starkt uti ichtyologien; Gaubius har Artedi manuscript; och jag ser at Sebae tredie tom tryckes med all alwaro.

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

Upsala d[en] 3 april
1753

Archiatren
Wälborne H[err] Doctor Baeck
Stockholm

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus remarks that if Abraham BäckBäck, Abraham (1713-1795).
Swedish. Physician, president of the
Collegium Medicum, Stockholm. Close
friend of Linnaeus. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
has to go to Ulriksdal, it will not be pleasant for Linnaeus to come to Stockholm.

Linnaeus is sorry for Johan Gustaf WahlbomWahlbom, Johan Gustaf
(1724-1808). Swedish. Physician and
naturalist. Studied at Uppsala under
Linnaeus, anatomy, surgery and
obstretics at Wittenberg. Provincial
physician at Kalmar. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
who is merited enough for the position he has applied for. Nils Rosén von RosensteinRosén von Rosenstein, Nils
(1706-1773). Swedish. Physician
and professor of medicine. Colleague of
Linnaeus at Uppsala. The founder of
modern pediatrics. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
does not seem to help him. Linnaeus asks Bäck to help Wahlbom as much as he can rather than somebody else with fewer merits.

Linnaeus will bring some plants, and if Bäck happens to have them before, Linnaeus will take them back. There will be at least some that are new to Bäck.

Linnaeus is working in the garden and sowing seeds every day.

Linnaeus asks about the state of the garden at the hospital [Linnaeus refers to the garden of medicinal plants close to the newly established Serafimerlazarettet in Stockholm].

Linnaeus has received letters from François Boissier de La Croix de SauvagesSauvages, François Boissier de
La Croix de
(1706-1767). French.
Botanist and clergyman and physician,
professor in medicine at Montpellier.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
[presumably an undated letter from Sauvages to Linnaeus, but written in Spring 1753Letter L1689], Johan Frederik GronoviusGronovius, Johan Frederik
(1690-1762). Dutch. Naturalist, senator
of Leiden. Linnaeus’s benefactor and
friend. Published Flora Virginica
(1743, 1762) together with John Clayton.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
[Gronovius to Linnaeus, 10 March 1753Letter L5464], Johann Christian CunoCuno, Johann Christian
(1708-1790). German. Poet, botanist and
merchant. He made a fortune in the West
Indies and settled in Holland where he
kept a botanical garden. The later years
of his life were spent in Weingarten,
near Durlach in Germany. Correspondent
of Linnaeus.
[Cuno to Linnaeus, 17 March 1753Letter L1550], and Everard Jacob van WachendorfWachendorff, Everard Jacob van
(1702-1758). Dutch. Physician and
botanist. Studied in Leiden and Utrecht.
Professor of medicine, chemistry and
botany at Utrecht. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
[presumably Wachendorff to Linnaeus, 15 March 1753Letter L1552], but there was nothing new.

Gronovius’s son [Laurens Theodor GronoviusGronovius, Laurens Theodor
(1730-1777). Dutch. Naturalist. Senator
of Leiden. Son of Johan Frederik
Gronovius. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
] is very busy in ichthyology. Hieronymus David GaubGaub, Hieronymus David
(1705-1780). German. Physician,
professor of chemistry and medicine at
Leiden.
has Peter Artedi’sArtedi, Peter (1705-1735).
Swedish. Ichtyologist. Close friend of
Linnaeus.
manuscript. The third part of Albert Seba’sSeba, Albert (1665-1736).
Dutch. Pharmacist and collector of
natural history specimens, Amsterdam.
work is being printed [Linnaeus refers to the Locupletissimi rerum naturalium thesauri accurata descriptioSeba, Albert Locupletissimi
rerum naturalium thesauri accurata
descriptio, et iconibus
artificiosissimis expressio, per
universam physices historiam. Opus, cui,
in hoc rerum genere, nullum par
exstitit. Ex toto terrarum orbe
collegit, digessit, descripsit, et
depingendum curavit Albertus Seba
,
I-IV (Amsterdam 1734-1765).
].

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (KVA, Carl von Linnés arkiv). [1] [2] [3]

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1910), vol. I:4, p. 207-208   p.207  p.208.