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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L2085 • Carl Linnaeus to Abraham Bäck, 3 August 1756 n.s.
Dated 1756 d. 3 augusti. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Stockholm (Sweden). Written in Latin.

Amicissimo, D[omino] D[octori] BAECK,
Archiatro primario,
S[alutem] pl[urimam] d[icit]
C[arolus] Linnaeus.

Ut vales, mi fratercule, cur siles? Tu solus in aula superstes.

Laetor ex animo, quod nullo modo inquinatus fuisti contagio aulae. Servet Te Deus incolumen in lubricis Aulae scalis.

Etiamnum continuo Fraga edere, ex quibus valeo.

Hortulanus meus miser incurrebat Pleuritidem, quae etiam eum deseruit, sed viribus exhaustus etiamnum tussi vexatur.

Devota mea dicas nobilissimae conjugi.

Dabam Upsaliae 1756 d[ie] 3 augusti.

Archiatren
Wälborne H[err] Doctor BAECK
Stockholm.

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus wonders why Abraham BäckBäck, Abraham (1713-1795).
Swedish. Physician, president of the
Collegium Medicum, Stockholm. Close
friend of Linnaeus. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
has not written to him.

Bäck is the only one who has kept his old position at Court, and Linnaeus is very glad that Bäck was not mixed up in the coup. Linnaeus hopes that God will save Bäck from being hurt in the slippery stairs of the Court.

Linnaeus still eats strawberries, which is good for him.

Linnaeus’s gardener [Diedrich NietzelNietzel, Diedrich (1703-1756).
German. George Clifford’s gardener at
Hartecamp. Became university gardener at
Uppsala, where he died. Correspondent
of Linnaeus.
] had got pleurisy. He is free of the disease, but he is still weak, and coughs.

Linnaeus sends his greetings to Bäck’s wife [Anna Charlotta BäckBäck, Abraham (1713-1795).
Swedish. Physician, president of the
Collegium Medicum, Stockholm. Close
friend of Linnaeus. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
].

upMANUSCRIPTS

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

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1911), vol. I:5, p. 11   p.11.