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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L2695 • Carl Linnaeus to Abraham Bäck, 18 March 1760 n.s.
Dated 18 Martii 1760. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Stockholm (Sweden). Written in Latin.

Illustri Praesidi,
D[omino] D[octori] ABR[AHAM] BAECK,
S[alutem] pl[urimam] d[icit]
Car[olus] Linnaeus.

Amicissimas Tuas hodie habui; pro quibus gratissimam rependo mentem.

Cum tribus deputatis a salutandum novum Cancellarium Illustriss[imum] D[ominum] v[on] Höpken Holmiam proficiscar v[olente] D[eo] die Veneris aut Saturni, quamvis invitus, qui non tam facile Holmiam vestram petam.

Spero Te me visurum, si liceat, dum tota aula morbo laboret. Nullus tamen dubito, quin unicam mihi concedas horulam, in quam responsiones ad reliqua differo. Vale!

Upsaliae d[ie] 18 Martii 1760.

Archiatren
Wälborne Herren
H[err] Doctor 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 a letter [this letter has not come down to us] received the same day.

Linnaeus will go to Stockholm on the following Friday or Saturday together with three other persons. They will pay respects to the new Chancellor, Anders Johan von HöpkenHöpken, Anders Johan von
(1712-1789). Swedish. Count and
statesman. One of the founders of the
Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.The
Chancellor of the Uppsala University
1760-1764. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
. Linnaeus is not very willing to go.

Linnaeus hopes that he and Bäck will meet if possible, although the whole Court is ill. Linnaeus hopes that Bäck can give him just an hour, for Linnaeus to give him his views on various matters.

upMANUSCRIPTS

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

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1911), vol. I:5, p. 80   p.80.