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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L2391 • Carl Linnaeus to Abraham Bäck, 4 August 1758 n.s.
Dated 4 August. 1758. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Stockholm (Sweden). Written in Latin.

Viro Amplissimo,
D[omino] D[octori] ABR[AHAM] BAECK,
Archiatro,
S[alutem] pl[urimam] d[icit]
C[arolus] Linnaeus.

Spero Te jam incolumem et salvum in amplexus Tuorum rediisse Drotningholma.

Dolet bonus Burmannus se non accepisse Museum Regis, de quo scripsi, quod serenissimus Tibi pro eo tradidisse exemplar; Te plurimum salutat et rogat, quod ejus memor vivas.

Totus hisce diebus fui in Jamaica, et perlustravi plantas Brownianas, ubi plurimas legere licuit observationes pulcherrimas.

Si Tempus et otium admittat, Te per diem sub hisce feriis videbo.

Servet Te D[eus] T[er] O[ptimus] incolumem cum Tuis!

Upsal[iae] d[ie] 4 August[i] 1758.

Archiatren
Wälborne H[err] Doctor BAECK
Stockholm.

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus hopes that Abraham BäckBäck, Abraham (1713-1795).
Swedish. Physician, president of the
Collegium Medicum, Stockholm. Close
friend of Linnaeus. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
has returned from Drottningholm to his family in the city.

Johannes BurmanBurman, Johannes (1707-1779).
Dutch. Botanist, professor of medicine
in Amsterdam. Close friend of Linnaeus.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
regrets [Burman to Linnaeus, 22 July 1758Letter L2374] that he has not received the copy of Museum S:ae R:ae M:tis Adolphi Friderici Regis SuecorumLinnaeus, Carl Museum S:ae
R:ae M:tis Adolphi Friderici Regis
Suecorum [...] in quo animalia rariora
imprimis et exotica: quadrupedia, aves,
amphibia, pisces, insecta, vermes
describuntur et determinantur, Latine et
Suetice cum iconibus
(Stockholm
1754).
that had been given by 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.
] to Bäck on his behalf. Linnaeus had told Burman that the book was on its way [this letter has not come down to us] – Burman sends his regards to Bäck and hopes Bäck remembers him.

Linnaeus is very busy with Patrick Browne’sBrowne, Patrick (1720-1790).
Irish. Botanist who made six voyages to
the West Indies. In 1756 he published
The Civil and natural history of
Jamaica
(1756). Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
herbarium of plants from Jamaica, in which he can make many very nice observations.

Linnaeus hopes that he will have time to go and see Bäck some day during these holidays.

upMANUSCRIPTS

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

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1911), vol. I:5, p. 53   p.53.