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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L1695 • Carl Linnaeus to Abraham Bäck, 25 January 1754 n.s.
Dated 25 januar. 1754. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Stockholm (Sweden). Written in Swedish.

Min K[iäre] Broder.

i dag sänder jag hela cataloguen på H[err] Portz cabbinet till Hans Excellence Tessin.

Nog war jag säker at Profess[or] Ihre äfter senaste kuppen blef säker för informationen.

Min dotter är illa siuk och blef hastigt i natt angripen; få se huru det lycktas. M[in] Br[or] är lyckelig, som ej wet om sådant kram.

Aldrig minsta ordet nytt ifrån Holland. Kiära säg mig något ifrån Edert Collegium Medicum; huru går det med fru Hallman, hälsa henne.

jag är Min K[iäre] Broders
lydigste
C[arl] L[innaeus]

Upsala d[en] 25 januari
1754.

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus sends the whole catalogue of Portz’ cabinet [Linnaeus refers presumably to the collection of the Dutch Colonel PorstPorst, Dutch. Colonel. ] to Carl Gustaf TessinTessin, Carl Gustaf
(1695-1770). Swedish. Count, important
politician and patron of science and
art. He supported Swedish artists and
scientists and collected art, books and
natural history objects. He assisted
Linnaeus’s career in many ways. Married
to Lovisa Ulrica Tessin. Uncle to
Fredrik Sparre. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
on the same day.

Linnaeus comments on an issue concerning Johan IhreIhre, Johan (1707-1780).
Swedish. Philologist. Professor of Latin
and later of eloquence and political
science at Uppsala.
and intrigues [within the the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences,Kungliga Svenska VetenskapsakademienKungliga Svenska Vetenskapsakademien,
Swedish. The Royal Swedish
Academy of Sciences, Stockholm. Founded
in 1739.
].

Linnaeus’s daughter [Sara Christina LinnaeaLinnaea, Sara Christina
(1751-1835). Swedish. Daughter of Carl
Linnaeus and Sara Elisabet Linnaea.
Sister of Carl Linnaeus the Younger and
of Elisabeth Christina, Louisa and
Sophia Linnaea.
] is seriously ill. Bäck can be glad that he has no such troubles.

There is no news from Holland. Linnaeus is curious for news from Collegium medicum. He asks about Mrs Hallman [the wife of Johan Gustaf HallmanHallman, Johan Gustaf
(1726-1797). Swedish. Physician. At the
recommendation of Linnaeus Hallman
travelled in Europe to study the
mullberry tree. In charge of the
mullberry plantation in Stockholm.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
, Charlotta Fredrica KrügerKrüger, Charlotta Fredrica
Swedish. Wife of Johan Gustaf Hallman,
daughter of Samuel Kruger.
] and sends his regards to her.

upMANUSCRIPTS

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

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1910), vol. I:4, p. 253   p.253.

upTEXTUAL NOTES

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