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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L1828 • Carl Linnaeus to Abraham Bäck, 4 October 1754 n.s.
Dated 1754 d. 4 Octobr.. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Stockholm (Sweden). Written in Latin.

Amico integerrimo,
D[omino] D[octori] ABR[AHAM] BAECK,
S[alutem] pl[urimam] d[icit]
Car[olus] Linnaeus.

Ultimo scripsi, doleo, quod non acceperas meas; sine dubio latebit epistola Holmiae.

Infinitas refero gratias pro duabus Tuis Epistolis, quas hodie habui.

D[omi]nus Rolander cras abibit Holmiam. Ille et ego infinitas Tibi referimus grates pro fide et amicitia, pro gloria infucata promovendi literas et scientias, quod primum et ultimum Tibi semper fuit et erit. Tu certe apud nos es alter Fagon Gallorum, cui Tournefortius omnia sua adscripsit.

Postquam Söderberg derelictus fuerat ab omnibus, assumsit eum D[omi]nus Ihre, ut invitis omnibus rem ejus restitueret; informatorem ipsum constituit juveni nobili, quem in sua domo educavit et aluit; at non potuit apud eum esse ultra menses 4, quia aere alieno e novo implicaretur, ut discedere coactus fuerat. Itaque nequit ille salvari.

D[omi]nus Rolander Te Maecenatem suum adeat, quamprimum Holmiam pervenerit; pro moribus Tuis antiquissimis, quaeso, ei consilio et authoritate succurras.

Scribo ad Aule Mareschallum et Dahlbergium. Tu facias, quod candidissima Tua anima suadet.

Misi cum Sundio D[omini] Hiortsbergi dissertationem.

Tu valeas, ego Tuus in cineres.

Dabam Upsaliae 1754 d[ie] 4 Octobr[is].

Habui literas e Gallia. Fuchsia, ad Hexandriam Monogyniam spectat. Achras ad Dodecandriam.

Adanson rediit ex Africae Senegal, et ejus observationes habebimus proximo anno editas.

Archiatren
Wälborne H[er]r Doctor BAECK
Stockholm.

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus has understood that his latest letter [Linnaeus to Bäck, 1 October 1754Letter L1830] has not reached Abraham BäckBäck, Abraham (1713-1795).
Swedish. Physician, president of the
Collegium Medicum, Stockholm. Close
friend of Linnaeus. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
. It must be somewhere in Stockholm. Linnaeus thanks Bäck for the two letters that had just arrived [these letters have not come down to us].

Daniel RolanderRolander, Daniel (1725-1793).
Swedish. Naturalist and explorer.
Studied at Uppsala University under
Linnaeus. Went to Surinam in 1755-1756.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
will leave for Stockholm on the following day. Linnaeus and Rolander thank Bäck for his engagement in the matter, and Linnaeus thinks Bäck is like the Frenchman Guy-Crescent FagonFagon, Guy-Crescent
(1638-1717). French. Physician-in
–ordinary to Louis XIV
, whom Joseph Pitton de TournefortTournefort de, Joseph Pitton
(1656-1708). French. Botanist and
explorer, professor of botany at Paris.
dedicated all his works to.

When Olof SöderbergSöderberg, Olof Swedish.
had been abandoned by everybody, Johan IhreIhre, Johan (1707-1780).
Swedish. Philologist. Professor of Latin
and later of eloquence and political
science at Uppsala.
had helped him to a position as tutor of a young nobleman who happened to live with Ihre. However, Söderberg had been forced to leave after just four months, since he ran into more debts, and he cannot be saved.

Rolander will go and see Bäck as soon as he gets to Stockholm. Linnaeus hopes Bäck will help him. Linnaeus will write to Johan LöwenLöwen, Johan (1697-1775).
Swedish. Marshal of the court.
, and to Carl Gustaf DahlbergDahlberg, 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.
.

Linnaeus has sent Lars Hjortzberg’sHjortzberg, Lars (1727-1789).
Swedish. Docent in chemistry, adjunct in
medicine.
dissertation [Dissertatio chemico-medica de methodo investigandi vires medicamentorum chemicaLinnaeus, Carl Dissertatio
chemico-medica de methodo investigandi
vires medicamentorum chemica
, diss.,
resp. L. Hjortzberg (Uppsala, 1754).
Soulsby no. 1817.
with SundSund, Swedish. .

P.S.1. Linnaeus writes that he has received a letter from France [presumably Jean Baptiste AymenAymen, Jean Baptiste
(1729-1784). French. Naturalist and
physician, Bordeaux. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
, to Linnaeus, 5 September 1754Letter L1813]: The classes of Fuchsia and Achras can be decided .

P.S.2. Michel AdansonAdanson, Michel (1727-1806).
French. Botanist. Travelled in Senegal.
An opponent of Linnaeus. Correspondent
of Linnaeus.
has returned from Sénégal, and his report will be published in the next year [Adanson to Linnaeus, 28 June 1754Letter L1774].

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original (KVA). [1] [2] [3]

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1910), vol. I:4, p. 307-308   p.307  p.308.