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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L5219 • Carl Linnaeus to Abraham Bäck, 24 May 1776 n.s.
Dated 1776 Maji 24. Sent from Uppsala (Sweden) to Stockholm (Sweden). Written in Swedish.

Min Broder

Se nu huru stadigt jag skrifwer.

H[err] [Masson] huru gunstig han warit och sändt mig. kiära, löss det åt mig. jag skall betala det richtigt,

C[arl] Linne

1776
Maji 24

Till
H[err] Ridder 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 notice how steady his handwriting is.

A box for Linnaeus has arrived from abroad. The sender [probably Francis MassonMasson, Francis (1741-1805).
British. Botanist and gardener. Went to
Cape in 1771 or 1772 and to Madeira,
Canary Islands, the Azores and the
Antilles in 1776. In 1783 he collected
plants for Kew Gardens in Portugal and
at the Cape. He died in Canada.
Correspondent of Linnaeus.
, see Masson to Linnaeus, 6 August 1776Letter L5229] has been very kind to send it to Linnaeus. Linnaeus asks Bäck to take care of it and pay for the postage, and Linnaeus will refund him later.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. draft (KVA, Carl von Linnes arkiv). [1] [2]

upEDITIONS

1. Bref och skrifvelser (1911), vol. I:5, p. 237-238   p.237  p.238.