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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L2122 • Carl Linnaeus to Abraham Bäck, 17 December 1756 n.s.
Dated 1756 d. 17 Decembr.. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Stockholm (Sweden). Written in Latin.

Amico suo optimo suavissimoque,
Illustri BAECKIO,
S[alutem] pl[urimam] d[icit]
C[arolus] Linnaeus.

Heri accepi semina Chinensia, quae ad me gratiosissime mittere voluisti, pro quibus devotissimas reddo.

An nondum accesserit Gronovii Ichthyologiae tomus alter, quem adeo indesinenter exopto, ut antequam obtineam, vix adquiescam. Novi equidem probe navem Belgicam dudum intrasse portum Holmensem; novi etiam aulam die lunae Ulriksdalam migraturam et Tu forte cum ea, ut si liber non e navi eximatur ante discessum ex urbe, vix obtinendus erit hoc anno. Pro Tua in me perenni gratia cura, ut videam, qua fieri poterit prima occasione.

Quomodo sese res habeant Medicae? Ad quam dignitatem evectus est D[ominus] Arch[iater] Rosen? Ab exteris per aliquot septimanas nihil habui. Ter vale cum Tua!

Upsal[iae] 1756 d[ie] 17 Decembr[is].

Archiatren Wälborne
Herren H[err] D[octor]r Baeck
Stockholm.

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus thanks Abraham BäckBäck, Abraham (1713-1795).
Swedish. Physician, president of the
Collegium Medicum, Stockholm. Close
friend of Linnaeus. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
for some Chinese seeds that Bäck had sent him.

Linnaeus asks again if the second part of Lorenz Theodor GronoviusGronovius, Laurens Theodor
(1730-1777). Dutch. Naturalist. Senator
of Leiden. Son of Johan Frederik
Gronovius. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
Ichthyologia [Museum icthyologicumGronovius, Laurens Theodor
Museum icthyologicum, sistens piscium
indigenorum et quorundam exoticorum qui
in museo L. T. Gronovii adservantur
descriptiones [... ] Accedunt nonullorum
exoticorum piscium icones aeri
incisae
, 2 vol. (Leiden 1754).
] has arrived. He is very eager to see it. He also knows that a Dutch ship came to Stockholm not too long ago, and he is afraid that it will leave again before anybody asks the captain about the book. As the Court will move to Ulriksdal on the following Monday and Bäck may have to go there too, there is not much time to do anything. Linnaeus urges him as much as he can.

Linnaeus asks about the general state of medicine and also to what rank of nobility Nils Rosén von RosénsteinRosén von Rosenstein, Nils
(1706-1773). Swedish. Physician
and professor of medicine. Colleague of
Linnaeus at Uppsala. The founder of
modern pediatrics. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
has been raised. Linnaeus has not received any letters from abroad in recent weeks. He sends his regards to Bäck and his wife [Anna Charlotta BäckBäck, Anna Charlotta
(1737-1767). Swedish. Wife of Abraham
Bäck. Born Adlerberg.
].

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original (KVA). [1] [2] [3]

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1911), vol. I:5, p. 17   p.17.