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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L3063 • Carl Linnaeus to Abraham Bäck, 2 April 1762 n.s.
Dated 2 Aprilis 1762. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Stockholm (Sweden). Written in Latin.

Amicissimo suo BAECKIO
Linnaeus.

Tibi Tuaeque gratulor novum filium, amicissimi Conjugii vestri pignus. Faxit Deus T[er] O[ptimus], ut excrescat in gaudium et solatium pa­rentum.

Egregie et mascule celebrasti festum Johannis proxime praeter­lapsum, in quo potuisti declarasse Te esse Virum.

Nil novi in nostris terris; exspectamus quotidie gratum tem­pus vernale.

Diffugere nives; redeunt jam gramina campis arboribusque comae.

Vale et fave Tuo.

Upsaliae d[ie] 2 Aprilis 1762.

Archiater
Wälborne H[err] Doctor Baeck  

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus congratulates Abraham BäckBäck, Abraham (1713-1795).
Swedish. Physician, president of the
Collegium Medicum, Stockholm. Close
friend of Linnaeus. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
on the birth of his son [the newborn child was a daughter, Anna Sophia IhreIhre, Anna Sophia (1762-).
Swedish. Married to Albrecht Ihre,
daughter of Anna Charlotta and Abraham
Bäck, sister of Carl Abraham
Bäck and Emerentia Maria
Oxenstierna.
] and wishes that he will grow to the joy and consolation of his parents.

Bäck had celebrated the Johannes holiday, just passed, in a manner that suited him.

There is nothing new to be reported from Uppsala. Linnaeus is still waiting for Spring.

The letter is concluded with a quotation from Horace on the pleasures of Spring.

upMANUSCRIPTS

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

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1911), vol. I:5, p. 100-101   p.100  p.101.