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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L3710 • Carl Linnaeus to Abraham Bäck, 25 February 1766 n.s.
Dated 1766 d. 25 febr.. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Stockholm (Sweden). Written in Swedish.

Min Kiäreste H[err] Broder

Det ena fröet Semen umbilicatum, är Species Myrti. Det andra kiänner jag icke utan på.

A[rchiater] Rosenstens feber bröts samma dag om aftonen då Han war föremiddagen så swag att Fr[u] Rosen skref äfter Strandberg. Nu är han wähl aldeles frisk från febren och urinet rent, men mycket mätt och swettar en gång om dagen.

Roten kiänner jag icke; han liknar caules Visci.

jag är Min K[iäre] Broders
ödmiukaste
C[arl] Linné

Upsala 1766
d[en] 25 febr[uari]

Archiatren
Wälborne Herren
H[err] Doctor Baeck
Stockholm

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus gives the name of one of two kinds of seeds. It is a Myrtus. He cannot give the name of the other kind just like that.

Nils Rosén von Rosenstein’s Rosén von Rosenstein, Nils
(1706-1773). Swedish. Physician
and professor of medicine. Colleague of
Linnaeus at Uppsala. The founder of
modern pediatrics. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
fever passed during the evening of the day when he had been so weak in the morning that his wife had sent for Zacharias StrandbergStrandberg, Zacharias
(1712-1792). Swedish. Admirality
physician.
. Now, he is quite free from the fever and his urine is pure, but he is very weak and has an attack of sweating every day.

Linnaeus does not know what kind of root it can be. It is similar to that of Caules viscid.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (KVA, Carl von Linnés arkiv). [1] [2]

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1911), vol. I:5, p. 141   p.141.