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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L1672 • Carl Linnaeus to Abraham Bäck, 13 November 1753 n.s.
Dated 1753 Nov./13. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Stockholm (Sweden). Written in Swedish.

Min Kiäraste Broder.

Tack för förtrogna brefwet; wählkommen en förnyad Phoenix af sin aska; clarior resurgat.

Min Brors altum silentium om sista brefwet liknar som M[in] Br[oder] ej fått dett.

Kiära M[in] Br[oder] skaffa ifrån Paris Gundelia, Morina, Behen album, Lobelia caerulea perennis (siphilitica) och de andre, som Min Br[or] fick catalogue på senast. sänt uht ett par exemplar af mine speciebus, om M[in] Br[or] har några wänner. Bed Prof[essor] Bernh[ard] Jussieu sända några rara wäxter, som ej med frö kunna winnas, såsom Crassula coccinea &c.

innelychte till Hennes Kongl[ig] M[ajestä]t täcktes Min Bror skaffa fram, det angår H[err] Hartman, äfter M[in] Br[oder]s senaste ordres. Hjelper intet det, så är Gud emot honom, och då hielper ingen ting utan patienee.

Påmin Hennes M[ajestä]t, om tillfälle gifwes att Hr Hartman gaf Hennes M[ajestä]t alla sine insecter, dubbelt till antalet emot alla Hennes M[ajestä]t tillförene ägde.

Lef lyckelig och stor favorit. Giör hos wår Konung det Fagon gjorde hos Ludov[ico] magn[am].

jag är
Min H[err] Praesidis
cliens subjectissimus
devotissimus
C[arl] Linnaeus

1753 Nov[ember]/13
supsala

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus thanks Abraham BäckBäck, Abraham (1713-1795).
Swedish. Physician, president of the
Collegium Medicum, Stockholm. Close
friend of Linnaeus. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
for a letter [this letter has not come down to us].

However, Bäck does not say anything about his latest letter [Linnaeus to Bäck, 23 October 1753Letter L1651], so Linnaeus wonders if Bäck did not receive it.

Linnaeus suggests that Bäck gets from Paris Gundelia, Morina, Behen album, Lobelia caerulea perennis and the others in the list that Bäck got [Linnaeus here refers to his letter to Bäck, dated 12 October 1753 ]. In return, Bäck should send some copies of Species plantarumLinnaeus, Carl Species
plantarum
(Stockholm 1753). Soulsby
no. 480.
to friends in France, and also ask Bernhard JussieuJussieu, Bernard de
(1699-1777). French. Professor of
botany, brother of Antoine and Joseph de
Jussieu. Demonstrator at the Jardin des
plantes. Sébastien Vaillant’s
successor. Uncle of Antoine Laurent de
Jussieu. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
to send some rare plants that could not be sent as seeds, such as Crassula coccinea.

Linnaeus encloses a letter [this letter has not come down to us] to 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.
], which he asks Bäck to give to her. It is about Johan Johansson HaartmanHaartman, Johan Johansson
(1725-1787). Swedish. Professor of
medicine at Åbo. Linnaeus’s
student. Accompanied Carl Gustaf Tessin
on his journey through Sweden and
arranged Tessin’s collection of
minerals. He also translated Systema
naturae
into Swedish. Son of Johan
Haartman. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
and follows Bäck’s suggestions. If the issue cannot be finished like this, God is against Haartman, and then nothing will help.

Bäck should remind the Queen that Haartman gave her all his insects, which were twice as many as she owned before.

Linnaeus wishes Bäck continued success in his work as personal doctor and a great favourite to 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.
]. He compares him to Guy-Crescent FagonFagon, Guy-Crescent
(1638-1717). French. Physician-in
–ordinary to Louis XIV
, the doctor of Louis XIVLouis XIV, (1638-1715).
French. Reigned 1661-1715.
of France.

upMANUSCRIPTS

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

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1910), vol. I:4, p. 235-236   p.235  p.236.