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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L4875 • Carl Linnaeus to Abraham Bäck, 25 August 1773 n.s.
Dated 1773 d. 25 Augusti.. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Stockholm (Sweden). Written in Swedish.

Min Kiäreste H[err] Broder.

jag har uti 16 dagar warit ganska illa utsatt, då M[in] Hustru haft Dysenterie, och är ännu ej i salvo; då jag curerat åtskillige, har aldrig någon warit så swår som hon.. Men det har och haft sina orsaker

gierna skall jag skrifwa namn på lille Broders örter; jag har fått wackert.

Lycka war att rytterne sluppo mönstringen, annors hade wähl hela landet blefwit smittat

jag undrar om Appelbaum siuknat, ty han är accurat och jag sade honom att straxt skrifwa till M[in] K[iäre] Broder.

Skiderne äller fruchten är af en Mimosa, som Plumier afritat

förbl[ifwer] Min H[err] Broders
lydigste tienare
Carl Linné

Upsala 1773
d[en] 25 Augusti

Kongl[ig] Archiatren
Wälborne Herren
H[err] Abrah[am] Baeck
Stockholm

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus has been in difficulty the last two weeks, for his wife Sara Elisabet MoraeaMoraea, Sara Elisabet
(1716-1806). Swedish. Linnaeus’s wife.
Daughter of Johan Moraeus and Elisabet
Hansdotter Moraea. Mother of Carl
Linnaeus the Younger and of Elisabeth
Christina, Louisa, Sara Christina and
Sophia Linnaea.
has had dysentery and is not yet quite well. He has helped several, but those have not been as ill as she has.

Linnaeus will be glad to write the names on the plants that Bäck’s son [Carl Abraham BäckBäck, Carl Abraham
(1760-1776). Swedish. Son of Anna
Charlotta and Abraham Bäck.
] had collected. Linnaeus has received them in good order.

Linnaeus is glad that the cavalry meeting was cancelled, for then the whole country would have got dysentery.

Linnaeus wonders if Nils ApelbaumApelbaum, Nils (1740-1809).
Swedish. Provinical physician to the
county of Södermanland. Thereafter
farmer.
has been taken ill, for he is dependable and Linnaeus had asked him to write at once to Bäck.

The pea shells are from a Mimosa that Charles PlumierPlumier, Charles (1646-1704).
French. Botanist, travelled in Central
America and the Carribean. Linnaeus
generally approved of the descriptions
in his richly illustrated botanical
works.
has drawn.

upMANUSCRIPTS

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

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1911), vol. I:5, p. 207   p.207.