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Link: • Carl Linnaeus to Abraham Bäck, 5 March 1757 n.s.
Dated 1757 d. 5 martii.. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Stockholm (Sweden). Written in Latin.

Magnifico suo Amico,
D[omino] D[octori] ABR[AHAM] BAECK,
S[alutem] pl[urimam] d[icit]
C[arolus] Linnaeus.

Finem impositurus operi Hasselquistiano, addo consentiente Regina literas ab eo scriptas, quaeque nunc sudant; in his desidero literas ejus ad Te datas, uti etiam easdem a D[omino] Rosen ad eum missas peto, inserturus eas libro; quaeso itaque proximo cum tabellario mittas.

Bömius laboravit febre intermittente seu Upsaliensi, simulque hypochondriasi; de prostratis viribus, nasu &c. maxime doluit; curatus est a filio meo, et hodie valet, ut intraret hortum, nisi aliter jussissem.

His vale et rescribe!

Upsaliae 1757 d[ie] 5 martii.

Wälborne H[err] Doctor BAECK


Linnaeus is about to finish the edition of Fredrik Hasselquist’sHasselquist, Fredrik
(1722-1752). Swedish. Physician and
naturalist, explorer. Studied under
Linnaeus and Lars Roberg 1741-1749. Went
to Egypt, Syria, Palestine, Cyprus,
Rhodes and the island of Chios. Died
near Smyrna. Son of Magnus and Helena
Maria Hasselquist, brother of Andreas
Hasselquist. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
report, and with the Queen’s [Lovisa UlrikaLovisa Ulrika, (1720-1782).
Swedish. Queen of Sweden 1751-1771.
Married to Adolf Fredrik. Mother of
Gustav III. Sister of Fredric II of
Prussia. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
] approval, he adds letters from Hasselquist, which are now being printed. For that purpose, Linnaeus also wants to have the letters from Hasselquist to Abraham BäckBäck, Abraham (1713-1795).
Swedish. Physician, president of the
Collegium Medicum, Stockholm. Close
friend of Linnaeus. Correspondent of
and those from 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
to Hasselquist, so he asks Bäck to send his letters by the next mail.

BöhmBöhm, Swedish. Student
of horticulture at the Uppsala
University Botanical Garden.
has suffered from fever and from hypochondria, but Linnaeus’s son [Carl Linnaeus the YoungerLinnaeus the Younger, Carl
(1741-1783). Swedish. Botanist. Son of
Carl Linnaeus and Sara Elisabet Linnaea.
Brother of Elisabeth Christina, Louisa,
Sara Christina and Sophia Linnaea.
Attended his father’s lectures, had
private tutors (Löfling, Rolander,
Solander and Falk, all Linnaeus’s
students). Demonstrator of botany at
Uppsala. Succeeded his
] has cured him. He is now so much recovered that he would enter the garden if Linnaeus had not given him other orders.


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


1. Bref och skrifvelser (1911), vol. I:5, p. 22   p.22.