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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L1743 • Carl Linnaeus to Abraham Bäck, 19 April 1754 n.s.
Dated 19 april 1754. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Stockholm (Sweden). Written in Latin.

Excellentissime D[omine] BAECK
S[alutem]
C[arolus] Linnaeus.

Cras hora 9na volente Deo Holmiam petiturus Upsalia discedam; qua hora accessum admittant viae profundae determinare nequeo.

Tuos interturbare centesima vice lares vix auderem; obtulit enim Hospitium Salvius, sed tua familiaritate et consuetudine carere nequeo, quem prae reliquis omnibus magni facio.

Vix poterit Hortulanus semina hodie colligere ob uxorem maniacam; colligat tamen et compingat, antequam terra admittere debeat ea in suum gremium.

Vale, Vir suavissime! Cras, licet sero, in amplexus Tuos ruam.

Dabam Upsala d[ie] 19 april[is] 1754.

Archiatren
Wälborne H[err] Doctor Baeck
Stockholm.

upSUMMARY

On the following day at 9 in the morning, Linnaeus will leave for Stockholm. He does not know when he may arrive, since the roads are in bad shape.

Linnaeus hardly dares to ask to stay with Abraham BäckBäck, Abraham (1713-1795).
Swedish. Physician, president of the
Collegium Medicum, Stockholm. Close
friend of Linnaeus. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
, and Lars SalviusSalvius, Lars (1706-1773).
Swedish. Printer, bookseller, publisher.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
has offered him lodgings. However, Linnaeus is very eager to see Bäck, his closest friend.

Linnaeus’s gardener [Diedrich NietzelNietzel, Diedrich (1703-1756).
German. George Clifford’s gardener at
Hartecamp. Became university gardener at
Uppsala, where he died. Correspondent
of Linnaeus.
] will hardly be able to collect seeds for Bäck, since his wife is not well. Linnaeus is confident that he will collect and pack the seeds well before they have to be sown.

Linnaeus will see Bäck on the following day, although not until late.

upMANUSCRIPTS

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

upEDITIONS

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