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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L1923 • Carl Linnaeus to Abraham Bäck, 6 June 1755 n.s.
Dated 6 junii 1755. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Stockholm (Sweden). Written in Latin.

Amico optimo,
D[omino] D[octori] Abr[aham] BAECK,
S[alutem] pl[urimam] d[icit]
C[arolus] Linnaeus.

Raram solere magnis rebus inesse fidem confirmatus fui evidentissime perquam infausto nuntio, quod hodie mihi literas Tuas attulit. Exspectavi Te adeo anxie, ut fere omni nocte Te coram vidi, Tecum confabulatus sum; fata tamen viam inveniant, ut spero, modo vis et lubenter vis venire. D[ominu]m Rosenium non posse vacare Holmiae certus sum, cum ex omnibus constet eum ita Holmiae praxi clinica distractum, ut fere unice totam exerceat; dicunt eum vix posse venire ad predium, dum frater ejus accedat. Verbo, si velis, mille vias reperias per amicos et Amicorum Amicos. Ne desistas velle; Camara et Lectum hodie vesperi parata sunt; accedas, si poteris, proxima die jovis, quae hujus mensis 12 est; die 16 certo erit promotio, eaque in templo cathedrali novo omine.

Aestas heri et hodie fere ussit terram et semina germinant, sed flores vernales transeunt ante Tuum adventum, quibus hortus fuit hoc anno ditior quam ullo alio tempore.

Salutes D[ominu]m Tuwen et dicas ipsi, quod ejus Orchides accesserint.

Vale et, si me ames, veni cum nobilissima D[omi]na!

Dabam Upsaliae d[ie] 6 junii 1755.

Archiatren
Wälborne H[err] Doctor BAECK
Stockholm.

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus is sorry about the information brought by Abraham BäcksBäck, Abraham (1713-1795).
Swedish. Physician, president of the
Collegium Medicum, Stockholm. Close
friend of Linnaeus. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
latest letter [this letter has not come down to us], that Bäck would not come and see him as he had expected. Linnaeus had even seen Bäck and talked to him in his dreams. Linnaeus hopes that Bäck will find the possibility to come if he really wants to.

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.
is too busy with his medical practice in Stockholm, which takes all his time.

Linnaeus urges Bäck to come. He will find ways and means, if he really wants to come. A room and a bed are waiting for him, and Linnaeus expects him the following Thursday, the 12th of the month. The academic promotion will take place in the cathedral on the 16th.

It is very hot. The seeds germinate, but the spring flowers will be gone before Bäck arrives. The garden has been richer this year than ever before.

Bäck should tell Erik TuvenTuvén, Erik (1721-?).
Swedish. Botanist. Employed by the
Collegium Medicum, demonstrator of the
botanical garden of the Seraphimer
Hospital in Stockholm.
that the orchids he had sent to Linnaeus have arrived.

Linnaeus sends his greetings to Bäcks wife [Anna CharlottaBäck, Anna Charlotta
(1737-1767). Swedish. Wife of Abraham
Bäck. Born Adlerberg.
] and asks them both to come to Uppsala.

upMANUSCRIPTS

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

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1910), vol. I:4, p. 340   p.340.