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Link: • Carl Linnaeus to Abraham Bäck, 21 May 1754 n.s.
Dated . Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Stockholm (Sweden). Written in Latin.

Nobilissimo D[omi]no BAECK,
amico dulcissimo,
S[alutem] pl[urimam] d[icit]
Car[olus] Linnaeus.

Rex potentissimus ad discessum meum gratiosissime petitionibus meis supplicissimis annuebat, quibus petii Regiae Majestati placere, dum proxime accederem, mihi in mandatis dare ut accedam; alioquin enim cogar a Cancellario veniam petere. Hoc Serenissimo non displicebat, adeoque possum secure delitescere, quousque Rex jubeat. Hoc, quaeso, si aliter res proponeretur, Tu, Amice dulcissime integerrimeque, proponas.

Die Mercurii proximo excursiones s[ive] Herbationes suscipiam, et quidem primam in Gotsundam.

Nunc omnes curae aestatis simul concurrunt in Horto, satae plantae repullulant; debent dignosci, a noxiis herbis repurgari; arbores frondescunt, flores vernales intrant et discedunt, adeoque curae gratae quavis hora insistunt.

Vale suavissime Amice!

Dabam altero die a Tua epistola.

Wälborne H[err] Doctor Baeck


When Linnaeus left Ulriksdal, he had asked 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.
] to be free to go to Stockholm when the King called him, without having to ask the Chancellor of the University [Carl Diedric EhrenpreusEhrenpreus, Carl Diedric
(1692-1760). Swedish. Count,
Councillor, Chancellor of Uppsala
University. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
] for permission to go. The King had granted that, and Abraham BäckBäck, Abraham (1713-1795).
Swedish. Physician, president of the
Collegium Medicum, Stockholm. Close
friend of Linnaeus. Correspondent of
should know, in order to be able to prevent attempts to reverse the decision.

Linnaeus will start his excursions for the year, and the first one will be one to Gottsunda next Wednesday.

In his garden, Linnaeus has to do lots of things, since all the necessary spring activities have to be performed at the same time: sowing, weeding, care of flowering plants and trees, etc. All his hours are filled with these cherished duties.

Linnaeus had received a letter from Bäck the day before [this letter has not come down to us].

Linnaeus has received a treatise on “Linum perenne” by Daniel Gottfried SchreberSchreber, Daniel Gottfried
(1708-1777). German. Professor of
agriculture and economics at
Bützow, the father of Johann
Christian Daniel von Schreber.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
[see Schreber to Linnaeus, 29 April 1754Letter L1738].


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


1. Bref och skrifvelser (1910), vol. I:4, p. 278-279   p.278  p.279.


MS1 [added in the left margin; there is no indication where it should be inserted]