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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L4559 • Carl Linnaeus to Abraham Bäck, 15 October 1771 n.s.
Dated 1771 d. 15 octobr.. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Stockholm (Sweden). Written in Swedish.

Min Kiäraste H[err] Broder.

Min Kiäreste H[err] Broder som altid hielper mig, war gunstig och sänd äfter en bok, hos H[err] Carl Wilh[elm] Seéle, näml Hills The Vegetable Systeme &c. in folio, som han fått för mig ifrån London per Giötheborg; fodras något för frachten, så betala det och haf boken i pant tills jag det ärsätter.

Det war skada att Hans Exc[cellence] Ekeblad dog; hade han lefwat 4 dagar [till], hade han warit wår Canceller.

I går blef RiksR[ådet] Rudenschiöld wår Canceller

Säg Adjunct[en] Rhetius att jag lämnar H[err] Fahl hans m[anuscripta] det jag genomläsit.

Råkas Magister Hernquist, så lätt honom wetta att jag lämnat hans M[anuscripta] öfwer Hortum parisinum till min Son, att öfwerstyras, äfter Hans gifne ordres.

Lille H[err] Archiatren hälsas af

Min Kiäreste Broders
ödmiuke tienare
Carl Linné

Upsala 1771
d[en] 15 october

Achiatren
Wälborne Herren
H[err] Abrah[am] Baeck
Stockholm

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus asks Abraham BäckBäck, Abraham (1713-1795).
Swedish. Physician, president of the
Collegium Medicum, Stockholm. Close
friend of Linnaeus. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
to ask Carl Wilhelm ScheeleScheele, Carl Wilhelm
(1742-1786). Swedish. Chemist.
Discoverer of many chemical substances,
such as oxygen and chlorine. Worked as a
pharmacist in Uppsala 1770-1775.
Apothecary at Köping in 1776.
to send Linnaeus the copy of John Hill’sHill, John (1716-1775).
British. Pharmacist, physician and
supervisor of the botanical gardens at
Kew. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
The Vegetable systemHill, John The Vegetable
system; or, a series of [... ]
observations tending to explain the
internal structure and the life of
plants, etc.
, 26 vol. (London,
1759-1775).
that Scheele had received from London on behalf of Linnaeus. If there is postage to be paid, Bäck should pay it and keep the book until Linnaeus refunds him.

Linnaeus regrets that Claes EkebladEkeblad, Claes (1708-1771).
Swedish. Count, councillor, chancellor
of Åbo University. Correspondent
of Linnaeus.
has died. He would have been appointed Chancellor of the university. Instead, that position went to Carl RudenschöldRudenschöld, Carl
(1698-1783). Swedish. Count.
Politician, diplomat and author.
Councillor, chancellor of Uppsala
University.Correspondent of Linnaeus.
.

Bäck should tell Anders Jahan RetziusRetzius, Anders Jahan
(1742-1821). Swedish. Botanist and
zoologist. Professor of natural history
at Lund. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
that Linnaeus will give his manuscript to Martin Hendriksen VahlVahl, Martin Hendriksen
(1749-1804). Danish. Professor of
botany at Copenhagen. Linnaeus’s student
1769-1774. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
after having read it.

If Bäck meets Peter HernquistHernquist, Peter (1726-1808).
Swedish. Veterinarian. Studied at
Uppsala under Linnaeus, at Greifswald,
Lyon and Paris. He established Sweden’s
first school of veterinary medicine at
Skara. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
, Bäck should tell him that Linnaeus has given his manuscript about the Paris garden to his son [Carl Linnaeus the YoungerLinnaeus the Younger, Carl
(1741-1783). Swedish. Botanist. Son of
Carl Linnaeus and Sara Elisabet Linnaea.
Brother of Elisabeth Christina, Louisa,
Sara Christina and Sophia Linnaea.
Attended his father’s lectures, had
private tutors (Löfling, Rolander,
Solander and Falk, all Linnaeus’s
students). Demonstrator of botany at
Uppsala. Succeeded his
father.
] to be dealt with as Hernquist wanted.

Linnaeus sends his regards to Bäck’s son [Carl Abraham BäckBäck, Carl Abraham
(1760-1776). Swedish. Son of Anna
Charlotta and Abraham Bäck.
].

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. original holograph (KVA, Carl von Linnés arkiv). [1] [2] [3]

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1911), vol. I:5, p. 185-186   p.185  p.186.