Documentation

Letters

-Search for letters
-Search in texts

Manuscripts

Editions

Links

Contact

C18

Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L2115 • Carl Linnaeus to Abraham Bäck, 12 November 1756 n.s.
Dated 1756 d. 12 Nov.. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Stockholm (Sweden). Written in Swedish.

Min Kiäreste Broder.

Hwad är det för ett specificum, som emot praemium blifwit uptäkt emot frossan?

i dag har jag ej fått hugna mig af M[in] K[iäre] Broders swar, om expeditionen hos Hans M[ajestät]t.

D[octo]r Celsius reste i dag till stockholm, i går Parenterade Professor Ihre öfwer gubben Celsius.

Tänk min wackra Markatta dog; hwar skall jag nu få någon i stället. jag sörjer henne rätt mycket. condolera min sorg.

jag förbl[ifwer]
Min K[iäre] Broders
lydigste tienare
C[arl] Linnaeus

Upsala 1756
d[en] 12 Nov[ember]

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus asks for information about a recently discovered remedy for the ague.

Linnaeus has not heard anything from Abraham BäckBäck, Abraham (1713-1795).
Swedish. Physician, president of the
Collegium Medicum, Stockholm. Close
friend of Linnaeus. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
about an errand that Bäck was to discuss with the King [Adolf FredrikAdolf Fredrik, (1710-1771).
Swedish. King of Sweden. Reigned
1751-1771. Married to Lovisa Ulrika.
Father of Gustav III. Chancellor of
Uppsala university 1747-1751.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
].

Olof CelsiusCelsius, Olof (1716-1794).
Swedish. Bishop, historian, politician.
left for Stockholm today. The day before, Ihre had delivered an oration to the memory of the elder Olof CelsiusCelsius, Olof (1670-1756).
Swedish. Orientalist and theologian,
professor at Uppsala. Botanist and plant
collector, benefactor of Linnaeus.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
.

Linnaeus’s beautiful guenon has died. He wonders where he can get another, and he is very sorry for what has happened. He asks for signs of sympathy.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (KVA, Carl von Linnés arkiv). [1] [2]

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1911), vol. I:5, p. 16   p.16.