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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L1623 • Carl Linnaeus to Abraham Bäck, 1 July 1753 n.s.
Dated stora böndag. Sent from Stockholm (Sweden) to ? (). Written in Swedish.

Min K[iäre] Bror.

dageligen skrifwer jag på Hennes M[ajeste]ts Snäcker.

alla äfter middagar nummererar jag mitt herbarium, äfter numrerna in speciebus.

Nu tycker jag, at då deras M[ajes]teter resa till Drotningholm, kunne M[in] K[iäre] Broder resa till Upsala, at giöra sin tienare besök, älliest får jag ej den ähran hela åhret. huru skall jag töras älliest komma så ofta till M[in] Br[oder], om ej M[in] Br[oder] en gång kommer till mig.

i onsdags afton dog Häradshöfding Braunerschiöld a podagra retrograda, som kom dagen för uht hem siuk ifrån tingen.

Gud beware Min K[iäre] Broder. jag är
Hans Excellence Praesidis
trogne undersåte
C[arl] L[innaeus]

Upsala stora böndag.

[a][a] : MS1 [added in the left margin
of fol. 1
]
Nu är en wacker änka till M[in] K[iäre] Br[oder]s tienst om M[in] Br[oder] länge wäntat.

Archiatren
Wälborne H[err] Doctor Beck
Stockholm

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus is writing about 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.
] shells every day [Linnaeus refers to the work with the Museum s:ae m:tis Ludovicae Ulricae reginaeLinnaeus, Carl Museum s:ae
m:tis Ludovicae Ulricae reginae

(Stockholm 1764). Soulsby no. 1095a.
].

After dinner, Linnaeus is numbering his herbarium according to the numbers given in Species plantarumLinnaeus, Carl Species
plantarum
(Stockholm 1753). Soulsby
no. 480.
.

Since the King [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.
] and the Queen are going to Drottningholm, Linnaeus suggests that Abraham BäckBäck, Abraham (1713-1795).
Swedish. Physician, president of the
Collegium Medicum, Stockholm. Close
friend of Linnaeus. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
should come to Uppsala and visit Linnaeus. It is the only chance for the whole year. Linnaeus does not dare to visit Bäck so often in Stockholm, if Bäck never comes to him in Uppsala.

Lars BraunersköldBraunersköld, Lars
(1700-1753). Swedish. District judge to
the county of Uppland. Married to
Margaretha Catharina Braunersköld,
born Frondin.
died last Wednesday evening. The cause was podagra retrograda. He had been taken ill in court the day before and had had to leave and go home.

P. S. Linnaeus tells Bäck that a beautiful widow [Linnaeus presumably refers to Braunersköld’s wife, Margaretha Catharina BraunersköldBraunersköld, Margaretha
Catharina
(1722-1789). Swedish.
Wife of Lars Braunersköld. Born
Frondin.
] is available, if Bäck has been waiting for one.

upMANUSCRIPTS

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

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1910), vol. I:4, p. 219   p.219.

upTEXTUAL NOTES

a.
MS1 [added in the left margin of fol. 1]