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Link: • Carl Linnaeus to Abraham Bäck, 13 May 1755 n.s.
Dated 13 maji 1755. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Stockholm (Sweden). Written in Latin.

Amicorum praestantissimo,
D[omino] D[octori] Arch[iatro] BAECK,
S[alutem] pl[urimam] d[icit]
C[arolus] Linnaeus.

Nulla ratione potero semina hodie mittere; curabo cum proximo tabellario, ut adveniant; hodie enim Hortulanus in serendo nostra occupatissimus.

Dum aula ruri commoratur, posses commode cum Tua Upsaliam frequentare et videre Tuum Tuosque.

Annon accesserit Hasselquistii itinerarium et theologus Constantinopolitanus?

Nos pulvere scholastico seputi nihil novimus de deliciis aulicis.

Occupatus sum quodie in observando progressum anni, quem videbis, ut spero, aliquando pulchrum.

Vive felix cum dulcissima thori socia!

Ter vale!

Dabam Upsaliae d[ie] 13 maji 1755.

Wälborne H[err] Doctor BAECK


Linnaeus regrets that he cannot send the seeds to Abraham BäckBäck, Abraham (1713-1795).
Swedish. Physician, president of the
Collegium Medicum, Stockholm. Close
friend of Linnaeus. Correspondent of
by this mail, but he will by the next. The gardener [Diedrich NietzelNietzel, Diedrich (1703-1756).
German. George Clifford’s gardener at
Hartecamp. Became university gardener at
Uppsala, where he died. Correspondent
of Linnaeus.
] is very busy with the sowing.

Linnaeus suggests that Bäck visits Uppsala as his guest when the Court is not in Stockholm.

Linnaeus asks if Fredrik Hasselquist’sHasselquist, Fredrik
(1722-1752). Swedish. Physician and
naturalist, explorer. Studied under
Linnaeus and Lars Roberg 1741-1749. Went
to Egypt, Syria, Palestine, Cyprus,
Rhodes and the island of Chios. Died
near Smyrna. Son of Magnus and Helena
Maria Hasselquist, brother of Andreas
Hasselquist. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
travel report and the clergyman from Constantinople [Peter Abraham NensénNensén, Peter Abraham
(1711-1788). Swedish. Chaplain to the
legation in Constantinople 1748-1755.
Vicar of the parish of Klara, Stockholm.
have arrived.

Linnaeus is very busy with his teaching and knows nothing of what happens at Court. He also observes the progress of the plants during spring and hopes to make something nice out of his observations.


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


1. Bref och skrifvelser (1910), vol. I:4, p. 337-338   p.337  p.338.