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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L1945 • Carl Linnaeus to Abraham Bäck, 23 September 1755 n.s.
Dated 23 sept. 1755. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Stockholm (Sweden). Written in Latin.

Amico Constantissimo,
D[omi]no A[BRAHAM] BAECK, S[alutem] pl[urimam] d[icit]
C[arolus] Linnaeus.

Quod feliciter evasisti, etiamnunc sospes, ex animo Tecum laetor; satis superque intelligo, quam longos dies noctesque transegisti remotus a dulcissima conjuge.

Nondum accepi Holmiana; sed literas habui a D[omi]no Brander Algirae, qui misit novam Patellam, quam sereniss[ima] Regina non habet.

D[ominus] Henning Gyllenborg est electus Socius societ[atis] Reg[iae] Upsaliensis.

Miser Kaehlerus, cui fata adversa sunt, ut ex tota ejus historia patet.

Quamprimum redierit D[ominus] Julin, redibit, ut fertur, cras, mox cum eo loquar de pecuniis. Non credo, quod labores inopia; et si laborares, a me haberes, quamvis ipse non possiderem; interim debes habere Tuas pecunias. Vale, dulcissime!

Upsal[iae] d[ie] 23 sept[embris]1755.

A die jovis hic commoratus est comes Bonde cum conjuge, libris, D[omi]na Marteville, filio, et quotidie coenavimus simul; apud me ter fuit in museo.

Archiatren
Wälborne H[err] Doctor BAECK
Stockholm.

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus congratulates Abraham BäckBäck, Abraham (1713-1795).
Swedish. Physician, president of the
Collegium Medicum, Stockholm. Close
friend of Linnaeus. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
on his wife’s [Anna-Charlotta BäckBäck, Anna Charlotta
(1737-1767). Swedish. Wife of Abraham
Bäck. Born Adlerberg.
] return.

Linnaeus has not yet received anything from Stockholm. However, he has had a letter [Skjöldebrand to Linnaeus, 3 August 1755Letter L1940] from Erik SkjöldebrandSkjöldebrand, Erik
(1722-1814). Swedish. Swedish consul in
Algier, head of the Swedish Board of
Trade. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
] in Alger, containing a new Patella that is not found in the Queen’s [Lovisa UlrikaLovisa Ulrika, (1720-1782).
Swedish. Queen of Sweden 1751-1771.
Married to Adolf Fredrik. Mother of
Gustav III. Sister of Fredric II of
Prussia. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
] museum.

Henning Adolph GyllenborgGyllenborg, Henning Adolph
(1713-1775). Swedish. Count,
councillor. Student at Uppsala and
member of the Royal Swedish Academy of
Sciences. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
has been elected member of the Royal Society of Sciences at Uppsala [Kungliga Vetenskaps-Societeten i UppsalaKungliga Vetenskaps-Societeten i
Uppsala,
Swedish. The Royal
Society of Sciences at Uppsala was
founded in 1728.
].

Mårten KählerKähler, Mårten
(1728-1773). Swedish. Physician, orator
and poet. Studied under Linnaeus and
Nils Rosén von Rosenstein. Served
as physician of the admirality at
Karlskrona. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
is really to be pitied. As soon as Peter Julinskiöld’sJulinskiöld, Peter
(1709-1768). Swedish. Treasurer of
Uppsala University. 
returns, Linnaeus will talk to him about the money. Linnaeus supposes that Bäck does not need to have his money back at once, and in that case Linnaeus would help him. Anyhow, Linnaeus is confident that it will be settled.

P.S. Gustaf BondeBonde, Gustaf (1682-1764).
Swedish. Count, Councillor, member of
the Royal Society of Sciences. Married
to Viveca Bonde, father of Carl Bonde.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
with his wife [Viveca BondeBonde, Viveca (1721-1806).
Swedish. Wife of Gustaf Bonde, born
Trolle. Mother of Carl Bonde.
] and children [Carl BondeBonde, Carl (1741-1796).
Swedish. Councillor, Marshal of the
Realm. Son of Gustaf and Viveca Bonde.
, and two daughters] and Mrs van Marteville [Louise van MartevilleMarteville, Louise van Dutch.
Wife of Lodewijk van Marteville.
] had been Linnaeus’s guests since last Thursday.

upMANUSCRIPTS

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

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1910), vol. I:4, p. 353   p.353.