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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L1780 • Carl Linnaeus to Abraham Bäck, c. 5 June 1754 n.s.
Dated . Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Stockholm (Sweden). Written in Latin.

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

Cras, b[one] c[arissime] D[omine], ingrediar iter versus Vallem Ulricae. Cum autem vix sperare fas sit, quod Equi sint in via ubique parati, vix audeo asserere accessum meum Holmiam, et Regia Majestas jussit me praesentem adesse crastino die; sin vero Equi sint parati et promti, ut potero accedere ante horam sextam diei, prius petam Holmiam, ut amplectar infucatum amicum, quem prae reliquis colo et absque fuco veneror.

Si vero non accedam, ter, quaeso, Te sistas Ulricksdaliae, ut potero tantum Te coram intueri.

Vale et vive felix!

Archiatren
Wälborne H[err] Doctor Baeck
Stockholm.

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus writes to Abraham BäckBäck, Abraham (1713-1795).
Swedish. Physician, president of the
Collegium Medicum, Stockholm. Close
friend of Linnaeus. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
that he will leave for Ulriksdal the following day, but as he does not expect that horses can be found for the necessary changes, he does not dare to say when he will arrive in Stockholm. 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.
] has summoned him for the following day.

If Linnaeus manages to reach Stockholm before the sixth hour of the day, he will go to Stockholm first and hopes to see Bäck. If that fails, he hopes that Bäck will come to Ulriksdal so that Linnaeus may see him there.

upMANUSCRIPTS

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

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1910), vol. I:4, p. 279-280   p.279  p.280.