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Link: • Carl Linnaeus to Abraham Bäck, 6 February 1759 n.s.
Dated 1759 d. 6 febr.. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Stockholm (Sweden). Written in Latin.

Viro amicissimo integerrimoque,
D[omino] D[octori] A[BRAHAM] BAECK,
S[alutem] pl[urimam] d[icit]
C[arolus] Linnaeus.

Exspectavimus hodie avidissime intelligere, quod Nobilissima D[omi]na Tua feliciter absolverit puerperium. Fac, ut nullus abeat tabellarius, quin mihi hoc significes, qui animitus voveo, quod salva ab ancipiti periculo eripiatur.

Misi cum D[omi]no Balk dissertationes, quas ad Te miserat D[ominus] Sauvages.

Systema naturae, quod misisti ad D[ominum] Buttnerum rite accessit in mei gloriam.

Si aliquot juniores medicinae alumni mittendi sint in Germaniam ulterius, quaeso, assumas in eorum numerum D[omi]n[um] Hager, qui discere valde cupidus est.


Dabam Upsali[ae] 1759 d]ie] 6 febr[uarii].

An Rumor fundamento careat, quod Comes conciliarius camerae Düben sit detentus a commissione.

Wälborne H[err] Doctor BAECK


Linnaeus has expected to hear that Abraham Bäck’sBäck, Abraham (1713-1795).
Swedish. Physician, president of the
Collegium Medicum, Stockholm. Close
friend of Linnaeus. Correspondent of
wife [Anna Charlotta BäckBäck, Anna Charlotta
(1737-1767). Swedish. Wife of Abraham
Bäck. Born Adlerberg.
] has passed her confinement happily. Bäck should not let any mail go without keeping Linnaeus informed, since he wishes with all his heart that this time, with its risks for them both, will have a happy end.

With Lars BalkBalk, Lars (1726-1790).
Swedish. Provincial physician to the
north district of the county of
, Linnaeus has sent the books that François Boissier de La Croix SauvagesSauvages, François Boissier de
La Croix de
(1706-1767). French.
Botanist and clergyman and physician,
professor in medicine at Montpellier.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
had sent for Bäck.

The copy of Systema naturae [Systema naturae, 10th editionLinnaeus, Carl Systema
, 10th edition (Stockholm
1758-1759). Soulsby no. 58.
; the 10th edition was published in two volumes, “Animalia” 1758 and “Vegetabilia” 1759. The third volume, “Mineralia” was never published] that Bäck had sent to David Sigismund August BüttnerBüttner, David Sigismund August
(1724-1768). Hungarian. Professor
of medicine and botany in 1756, Berlin,
in 1760 professor of botany and zoology,
has reached its addressee.

If some young students of medicine are to be sent to Germany, Johan Henric HagerHager, Johan Henric
(1753-1770). Swedish. Student in
Uppsala 1753, Doctor of medicine, Lund
in 1761, townphysician in Landskrona.
should be one of them. He is very eager to learn.

P.S. Linnaeus wonders if the rumour that Carl Wilhelm von DübenDüben, Carl Wilhelm von
(1724-1790). Swedish. Private Secretary
to the Queen, Councillor and member of
the Supreme Court of Sweden.
has been dismissed from his office is true.


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


1. Bref och skrifvelser (1911), vol. I:5, p. 60-61   p.60  p.61.