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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L1754 • Carl Linnaeus to Abraham Bäck, 2 April 1754 n.s.
Dated 2 Aprilis 1754. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Stockholm (Sweden). Written in Latin.

Illustrissimo BAECKIO
S[alutem] pl[urimam] d[icit]
C[arolus]Linnaeus.

Tuae literae omni cum tabellario exspectatissimae me toties recreant, animum viresque infundunt.

Non dubito Holmiam petere, annuente serenissimo, transactis primis diebus Paschatis Upsaliae, et, si Regi non displiceam, permanebo per aliquot dies Ulriksdalae; sin minus potero una nocte Upsaliam redire.

Doleo ex intimo corde vices optimi Hagströmii; vereor, quod collega meus loquatur per os Strandbergii; sic periet miser suffocatus inimicorum malitia. In Deum et Archiatrum Regni Sueciae ejus versatur salus.

Exspecto avidissime frui consortio Tuo, Amicorum integerrime, ut de variis artem nostram concernentibus confabulari liceat. Nos hodie obruti sumus studiosorum turba, ut vix liceat de aliis quam publicis et privatis lectionibus cogitare.

Vale Amicorum omnium dulcissime!

Dabam Upsaliae d[ie] 2 Aprilis 1754.

Archiatren
Wälborne H[err] Doctor Baeck
Stockholm.

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 recent letter [this letter has not come donw to us].

Linnaeus is ready to go to Stockholm after having spent the first days of Easter in Uppsala. If it is acceptable 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.
], Linnaeus will stay at Ulriksdal for a few days; if not, he will return to Uppsala at once.

Linnaeus is sorry about what has happened to Johan Otto HagströmHagström, Johan Otto
(1716-1792). Swedish. Physician and
naturalist. Linnaeus’s student. Linnaeus
wrote the introduction to his Pan
apum
(1768), on bee-pollinated
flowers. He was one of the tutors of
Carl Linnaeus the Younger. Correspondent
of Linnaeus.
. Linnaeus thinks the information has come via Zacharias Johan StrandbergStrandberg, Zacharias
(1712-1792). Swedish. Admirality
physician.
. It is very common to be strangled by the malice of enemies.

Linnaeus looks forward to his visit to Bäck so that they can talk about various professional matters. Linnaeus is so overrun by students that he can hardly think of anything apart from public and private lectures.

upMANUSCRIPTS

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

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1910), vol. I:4, p. 270   p.270.