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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L1956 • Carl Linnaeus to Abraham Bäck, 27 October 1755 n.s.
Dated 27 Octobr. 1755. Sent from () to Stockholm (Sweden). Written in Latin.

Amplissimo D[omi]no, Archiatro BAECK,
amico integerrimo, unico,
S[alutem] pl[urimam] d[icit]
C[arolus] Linnaeus.

Nova, nec audita hactenus, erant quae communicabas; adeoque, etiam D[ominus] Rudenschiöld erit certo senator.

Facinus profecto egregium et Tibi unice dignum patias, dum curam geris Miseri Kaehleri. Tu natus es in fortunam Medicorum patriae; utinam hoc agnoscerent omnes, uti deberent!

Hac nocte destruxit hyems Floram meam, et pulvillis glaciem induxit Horti.

Cras, ni fallor, erit Rothmannus a Consistorio exclusus a prosectoris officio.

Quamprimum Floram obtineo, exemplar mittam.

Vivas diu cum dulcissima conjuge!

Res male se habet inter Prof[essorem] Solandrum et ejus uxorem. Bibulam ille eam dicit, illa illum avarum, sed haec inter nos.

Ter vale d[ie] 27 Octobr[is] 1755.

Archiatren
Wälborne H[err] Doctor BAECK
Stockholm.

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus thanks Abraham Bäck for information received. Carl RudenschöldRudenschöld, Carl
(1698-1783). Swedish. Count.
Politician, diplomat and author.
Councillor, chancellor of Uppsala
University.Correspondent of Linnaeus.
too will become a senator.

Linnaeus also thanks Bäck for what he had managed to accomplish in 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. It is quite in his style.

Winter took the garden during the last night. The plants were covered with snow.

The next day, as Linnaeus supposes, Johan Gabriel RothmanRothman, Jacob Gabriel
(1721-1772). Swedish. Doctor of
medicine, demonstrator in anatomy,
Uppsala.
will be fired from the position of prosector by the board of the University.

Linnaeus will send Bäck a copy of the new edition of the Flora [Flora Svecica 2nd ed.Linnaeus, Carl Flora Svecica
: exhibens plantas per regnum Sveciae
crescentes, systematice cum differentiis
specierum, synonymis autorum, nominibus
incolarum, solo locorum, usu
oeconomorum, officinalibus
pharmacopaeorum
2nd ed. (Stockholm
1755). Soulsby no. 409.
] as soon as it is ready.

The relation between Daniel SolanderSolander, Daniel (1707-1786).
Swedish. Professor of Law, Uppsala.
Married to Anna Margareta Solander.
Brother of Carl Solander and uncle to
Daniel Solander. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
and his wife [Anna Margareta SolanderSolander, Anna Margareta
Swedish. Wife of Daniel Solander,
Professor of Law, Uppsala.
] is not too good. He thinks she is a drunkard, and she calls him a greedy old man. Linnaeus tells Bäck this confidentially.

upMANUSCRIPTS

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

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1910), vol. I:4, p. 356   p.356.