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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L1825 • Carl Linnaeus to Abraham Bäck, 8 October 1754 n.s.
Dated 1754 d. 8 octobris.. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Stockholm (Sweden). Written in Latin.

Amicissimo D[omi]no BAECK
S[alutem] pl[urimam] d[icit]
C[arolus] Linnaeus.

Tu mihi semper adfers grata et jucunda. Contra a D[omi]no Dahlberg hodie habui, quod non viderat Rolandrum, quod Ser[enissima] Regina ipsi injunxit virum juvenem, quem ipsa nominaret, de quo ultimo Tu mihi dixisti. Sic haereo inter spem et metum; di faxint meliora! Solent Tibi succedere omnia; ego semper despero. Non commendo Rolandrum apud Te, cui maxime amica est scientia. Exspecto interim utrumque fatum.

D[omi]nus Rosen rediit die solis.

Dicunt hinc Reges mutasse locum et Ulriksdahl commorari; Tu vero literas scribis Drotningholm.

Vale amicorum dulcissime!

Dabam Upsaliae 1754 d[ie] 8 octobris.

Archiatren
Wälborne H[err] Doctor BAECK
Stockholm
Drotningholm.

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus always gets pleasant news from Abraham BäckBäck, Abraham (1713-1795).
Swedish. Physician, president of the
Collegium Medicum, Stockholm. Close
friend of Linnaeus. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
, but he has just that day received a letter [this letter has not come down to us] from Carl Gustaf DalbergDahlberg, Carl Gustaf (?-?).
Swedish. Colonel and owner of a
plantation in Surinam. Daniel Rolander
went to Surinam to serve as tutor for
Dahlberg’s children. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
saying that had not seen Daniel RolanderRolander, Daniel (1725-1793).
Swedish. Naturalist and explorer.
Studied at Uppsala University under
Linnaeus. Went to Surinam in 1755-1756.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
, and that the Queen [Lovisa UlrikaLovisa Ulrika, (1720-1782).
Swedish. Queen of Sweden 1751-1771.
Married to Adolf Fredrik. Mother of
Gustav III. Sister of Fredric II of
Prussia. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
] had suggested another young man to accompany him. So Linnaeus is between hope and fear, and hopes for a happy end. However, Bäck usually succeeds, while Linnaeus is prone to despair.

Nils Rosén von RosénsteinRosén von Rosenstein, Nils
(1706-1773). Swedish. Physician
and professor of medicine. Colleague of
Linnaeus at Uppsala. The founder of
modern pediatrics. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
had returned last Sunday.

Linnaeus has heard that 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.
] and the Queen have moved to Ulriksdal, while Bäck still writes from Drottningholm.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original (KVA). [1] [2]

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1910), vol. I:4, p. 308-309   p.308  p.309.