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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L5157 • Carl Linnaeus to Abraham Bäck, 3 October 1775 n.s.
Dated 3 october 1775. Sent from Stockholm (Sweden) to Stockholm (Sweden). Written in Swedish.

Min hiertans kiäre H[err] Broder.

Är intet lådan till H[err] Fothergill med Insecterne ankommen? Hon sändes dagarne äfter min H[err] Broders afresa här ifrån. Hon lämnades af 2 mine bönder i min K[iäre] Broders hus, tillika med Br[or] Carls wäria, som han glömde hos mig, uti M[in] K[iäre] Broders hus, i nedra wåningen på wänstra handen, som bönderne berätta, hos en af M[in] K[iäre] Broders betienters hustru, hwilken lofwade wid M[in] K[iäre] Broders ankomst skola straxt ställas i M[in] K[iäre] Broders händer. Kiära lätt mig med nästa post wetta om lådan kommit till rätta, annors måste jag befalla bönderne resa till stockholm att taga rätt på lådan. Kiäre drag försorg för lådan att hon kommer till rätta och fort.

jag är
Min Kiäraste H[err] Broders
ödmiuke tienare
Carl Linné

Upsala d[en] 3 october
1775

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

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus asks what became of the box of insects, meant for John FothergillFothergill, John (1712-1780).
British. Physician and collector of
natural history objects. Studied in
Holland, France and Germany. His cabinet
of zoological and mineralogical
specimens as well as his botanical
garden at Upton were well known.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
. It was sent two days after Abraham Bäck’sBäck, Abraham (1713-1795).
Swedish. Physician, president of the
Collegium Medicum, Stockholm. Close
friend of Linnaeus. Correspondent of
Linnaeus.
departure, and two of Linnaeus’s farmers left it in Bäck’s house together with the rapier belonging to Bäck’s son [Carl Abraham BäckBäck, Carl Abraham
(1760-1776). Swedish. Son of Anna
Charlotta and Abraham Bäck.
], which he had forgotten. The farmers had left it with the wife of one of Bäck’s servants, who said that she would inform Bäck. Linnaeus asks Bäck to tell him at once if the box has been found. If not, the farmers will have to go to Stockholm and look for it. Linnaeus is very much concerned.

upMANUSCRIPTS

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

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1911), vol. I:5, p. 235   p.235.