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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L1907 • Carl Linnaeus to Abraham Bäck, 23 May 1755 n.s.
Dated 1755 d. 23 Maji. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Stockholm (Sweden). Written in Latin.

Amico Eximio,
D[omino] D[octori] ABR[AHAM] BAECK,
S[alutem] pl[urimam] d[icit]
C[arolus] Linnaeus.

Promissa semina dudum recepit D[ominus] Mag[ister] Tidström et penes se habet; dixit se cras discessurum Holmiam, adeoque habebis quam primum et satis mature. Nos etiamnum serimus nostra.

Quod ad me venias ratum factumque judico; accedas pro more tuo hillaris et contentus, una cum Tua, nec festines, nec studeas.

Laetor tecum, quod in aula bene exceptas; Te feliciorem judicarem, si inde nullum lucrum reportares. Vellem scire, quales picturae essent operi ab D[omi]no Rhen adjectae; de quibus responsum tuum lubenter exaudirem.

Ego totus jam in horto plantas intueor, dum Tu sostra numeras ex aegrotis Holmensibus una cum collega meo.

Vale, vive felix!

Dabam Upsaliae 1755 d[ie] 23 Maji.

Archiatren
Wälborne H[err] Doctor BAECK
Stockholm.

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus has given Anders Philip TidströmTidström, Anders Philip
(1723-1779). Swedish. Chemist and
metallurgist. Studied under Linnaeus.
University teacher of chemistry.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
the seeds for Abraham BäckBäck, Abraham (1713-1795).
Swedish. Physician, president of the
Collegium Medicum, Stockholm. Close
friend of Linnaeus. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
, and Tidström will take them with him when he goes to Stockholm the following day. In this way, Bäck will get them without delay, in time for sowing. Linnaeus is still busy with his sowing.

Linnaeus is glad that Bäck and his wife [Anna Charlotta BäckBäck, Anna Charlotta
(1737-1767). Swedish. Wife of Abraham
Bäck. Born Adlerberg.
] will come and see him. He is also glad that Bäck is so highly esteemed at Court. Linnaeus would consider Bäck still happier if Bäck was not dependent on the Court for money.

Linnaeus asks for Bäckís comments on the pictures prepared by Jean Eric RehnRehn, Jean Eric (1717-1793).
Swedish. Architect, assisted Linnaeus
and the Royal Swedish Academy of
Sciences with drawings of natural
history specimens.
.

Linnaeus is fully occupied by his plants, while Bäck earns his living from the sick people in Stockholm, together with Linnaeusís colleague [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.
].

upMANUSCRIPTS

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

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1910), vol. I:4, p. 339   p.339.