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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L1955 • Carl Linnaeus to Abraham Bäck, 31 October 1755 n.s.
Dated 1755 d. 31 octobris. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Stockholm (Sweden). Written in Latin.

Amico optimo candidissimo,
D[omino] D[octori] A[BRAHAM] BAECK,
S[alutem] pl[urimam] d[icit]
C[arolus] Linnaeus.

Audivimus hodie senatores esse electos D[ominos] Hamiltonum & Flemmingium.

Nullus dubito, quin tandem succedat feliciter cum Kaehlero, si modo deseras aleam saepe odiosam.

Si noveris aliquem, qui scripsit de Fungo melitensi, quaeso, mecum communices, cum de eo propediem dissertatio sit proponenda.

D[ominus] Burmannus ad me misit duo exemplaria Decadum pl[antarum] Africanarum; singulum constat 100 tabulis aeneis in 4:to, ut ea divendam, et pro singulo petit 12 florenos Belgicos. Nullus certe in hac patria emat; Tu si noveris quemquam, quaeso, communices. Forte Academia vestra unum & Academia Upsaliensis emat alterum.

Accepi catalogum electorum, et eorum qui electi fuere ad sacratissima negotia.

Spero, quod valeas cum Tua!

Upsaliae 1755 d[ie] 31 octobris.

Archiatren
Wälborne H[err] Doctor BAECK
Stockholm.

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus writes to Abraham BäckBäck, Abraham (1713-1795).
Swedish. Physician, president of the
Collegium Medicum, Stockholm. Close
friend of Linnaeus. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
has heard that Carl Otto HamiltonHamilton, Carl Otto
(1704-1770). Swedish. State councillor
1755.
and Otto FlemingFleming, Otto (1697-1778).
Swedish. Envoy at the Danish court,
state councillor 1755.
will become senators.

Linnaeus is sure that the 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.
issue will eventually be brought to a happy end.

Linnaeus wonders if Bäck has heard of anybody who has studied Fungus melitensis. Linnaeus is about to put forward a dissertation on it in the near future.

Johannes BurmanBurman, Johannes (1707-1779).
Dutch. Botanist, professor of medicine
in Amsterdam. Close friend of Linnaeus.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
has sent Linnaeus two copies of his Rariorum Africanarum plantarum, ad vivum delineatarum, iconibus ac descriptionibus illustratarum decas prima-[decima]Burman, Johannes Rariorum
Africanarum plantarum, ad vivum
delineatarum, iconibus ac
descriptionibus illustratarum decas
prima-[decima]
(Amsterdam
1738-1739).
. Each consists of 100 plates in quarto and costs 12 Belgian florins. Burman expects Linnaeus to sell them, but no private person in Sweden will buy. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm [Kungliga Svenska VetenskapsakademienKungliga Svenska Vetenskapsakademien,
Swedish. The Royal Swedish
Academy of Sciences, Stockholm. Founded
in 1739.
] and the University at Uppsala might buy a copy each.

Linnaeus has received the list of elected persons. summary here

upMANUSCRIPTS

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

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1910), vol. I:4, p. 357   p.357.