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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L1989 • Carl Linnaeus to Abraham Bäck, end September or early October 1755 n.s.
Dated 1755 d.. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to ? (). Written in Latin.

Amplissimo Praesidi,
D[omino] D[octori] BAECKIO,
S[alutem] pl[urimam] d[icit]
C[arolus] Linnaeus.

Video Te in amplexus Tuae a captivitate reducem laetum et contentum, quod et mihi gratissimum est; faxit D[eus], ut diu fruaris hisce otiis, summa animi tranquillitate.

Remisi observationem D[omi]no Wargentin, scribere interruptus ab adstantibus peregrinis, qui fuere numerosi; nihil addere habui, nisi quae adjeci, quod scilicet Mas phalaenae haberet antennas plumosas et quod synonymon adposui; observatio de forcipe pulchra erat. Optarem, quod in omnibus vestris actis, quae quovis trimestri prodeunt, essent Lapis, Avis s[ive] Piscis, Insectum et aliquae plantae descriptae; si idem esset in reliquis disciplinis, evaderent acta inconcussa; prius in me sumerem, si accideret, nec inutile esset.

Thea tua optime inserviret pro infuso juvenculis Capris; novi, quod haec pecora edant lubenter folia salicis, et edant hunc fruticem, qui non cupit esse salix. Alias nescio, in quem usum praescribas.

Ejusmodi Fomes prostat copiose apud nostrates mercatores pro accendendis fistulis.

Te Tuamque salutat Mea et qui Tuus esse capit.

Upsala 1755 d.

upSUMMARY

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

Linnaeus has sent some observations back to Pehr Wilhelm Wargentin after he had been interrupted by several guests standing around him. He had not had much to add, the most important dealing with the male Phalena. He suggests a way to publish such observations in every issue of the Acta Holmiensia [Linnaeus means the Transactions of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Kungliga Svenska VetenskapsakademienKungliga Svenska Vetenskapsakademien,
Swedish. The Royal Swedish
Academy of Sciences, Stockholm. Founded
in 1739.
].

Bäck’s tea would be excellent to give to young goats. Linnaeus knows that goats eat those leaves and the bush which is not a true Salix. Linnaeus can find no other use for it.

Tinder of a special kind is very common goods with merchants, to be used in making fire.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original (KVA). [1]

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1910), vol. I:4, p. 354   p.354.