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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L1937 • Carl Linnaeus to Abraham Bäck, 2 July 1755 n.s.
Dated 1755 d. 2 julii. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to (). Written in Latin.

Amico Optimo Integerrimoque,
D[omino] D[octori] Ab[raham] BAECK,
Arch[iatro] Regio,
S[alutem] pl[urimam] d[icit]
C[arolus] Linnaeus.

Diutissime doleo brevem apud nos Tui moram, cum Tua Conjuge nobilissima gratiosissima.

Permanent adhuc per octiduum uxoris meae affines.

In horto enata hodie est planta nova omnino et hybrida ex Carduo heterophyllo et Cnico oleraceo, quam hodie primum observavi; de qua proxime plura.

Rumor de vocatione Regis Hispaniae tantum causabit adversarios; quis haec dixit Germanis? Annon velles excerpere ipsa verba ex actis Gottingensibus? Tum ego dicam Tibi soli quae vera quaeque falsa.

Doleo sortem Tuam, quod vivas solus absque Tua, Tantalus in undis; opto, ut feras sortem tranquillo animo. Ter vale!

Dabam Upsaliae 1755 d[ie] 2 julii.

Archiatren
Wälborne H[err] [Doctor BAECK
Stockholm].

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus is sorry that Abraham BäckBäck, Abraham (1713-1795).
Swedish. Physician, president of the
Collegium Medicum, Stockholm. Close
friend of Linnaeus. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
and his wife [Anna Charlotta

stayed such a short time with him. Linnaeusís relatives will stay for another week.

A new hybrid has occurred in Linnaeusís garden [the Uppsala University Botanical Garden], from Carduum heterophyllum and Cnicum oleraceum. Linnaeus will write more on that later on.

Linnaeus is annoyed at the rumour of the offer from the King of Spain [Ferdinand VIFerdinand VI, (1713-1759).
Spanish. King of Spain. Reigned from
1746 to 1759.
] to Linnaeus of a high position in Madrid. He wonders who has told the Germans such things, and he asks Bäck to copy the notice from the Göttingen journal [Göttingische Anzeigen von gelehrten Sachen] for him. Then Linnaeus will tell Bäck alone what is true and what is false.

Linnaeus regrets that Bäckís wife is away for some time, and he hopes that Bäck will not feel too lonely.

upMANUSCRIPTS

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

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1910), vol. I:4, p. 342-343   p.342  p.343.