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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L1737 • Carl Linnaeus to Abraham Bäck, 30 April 1754 n.s.
Dated die ultima aprilis. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Stockholm (Sweden). Written in Latin.

Amplissimo D[omi]no BAECKIO
S[alutem] pl[urimam] d[icit]
C[arolus] Linnaeus.

More majorum diutius exceptus ab Amico Generosissimo et Hospite optimo redux factus, in amplexus meorum eodem die, quo discedebam, hora 9 vespertina perveni salvus et incolumis.

Pro Tuis in me, etiam ultima vice, collatis amicitiae documentis devotissimas reddo, et dum haec prioribus accumulo, excrescit acervus in immensam molem.

Dolemus omnes statum optimae D[omi]nae Schiönström.

Nimis succincte nobis reliquisti historiam Bromellii, quam ut eandem rite tradere liceat.

Apud nos omnia lente et tranquille fluunt.

Te ego et uxor exspectamus ad ferias pentecostes, at non uti studiosum sed uti Doctorem, non ut labores sed ut otio fruaris.

Vale, Amicorum dulcissime, et vive diu felix!

Dabam die ultima aprilis 1754.

Archiatren
Wälborne H[err] Doctor Baeck
Stockholm.

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus had stayed in Stockholm, well received by his friends and hosts, for longer time than he had expected, but now he is back in Uppsala. He got there at 9 in the evening on the same day he left Stockholm.

He thanks Abraham BäckBäck, Abraham (1713-1795).
Swedish. Physician, president of the
Collegium Medicum, Stockholm. Close
friend of Linnaeus. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
for his friendly hospitality.

Linnaeus is sorry about the bad news of Mrs Schönström [Ulrika SchönströmSchönström, Ulrika
(1694-1757). Swedish. Senior lady to
the Royal household. Wife of
lieutenant-colonel Albrecht
Schönström. Born Adlersten.
].

Bäck did not give Linnaeus enough details on Bromell [presumably Magnus von BromellBromell, Magnus von
(1679-1731). Swedish. Physician and
naturalist, geologist. Head of the
Laboratorium Chymicum in Stockholm from
1724. Natural history collector.
] to allow Linnaeus to relate it to others.

Everything is quiet in Uppsala, and Linnaeus and his wife expect Bäck to come and see them at Whitsuntide, not for work but just to relax.

upMANUSCRIPTS

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

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1910), vol. I:4, p. 273-274   p.273  p.274.