Linnaeus’s letter of the 4 June 1762 [this letter has not come down to us] had arrived at Anders Johan von Höpken’sHöpken, Anders Johan von
(1712-1789). Swedish. Count and
statesman. One of the founders of the
Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.The
Chancellor of the Uppsala University
1760-1764. Correspondent of Linnaeus. address in Stockholm while Höpken was visiting his country estate. There was no postal service between Höpken’s estate and the city, which Höpken hoped his son [presumably Fredric Ulric von HöpkenHöpken, Fredric Ulric
(1745-1766). Swedish. Student. Son of
Anders Johan von Höpken. ] had mentioned, thereby explaining why Höpken had been unable to reply earlier regarding Linnaeus’s proposed visit. However, he would be delighted to receive Linnaeus on another occasion.
P.S. Höpken mentions that he had received with yesterday’s post the decision from the Consistorium of Uppsala University [Uppsala Universitets konsistoriumUppsala Universitets konsistorium,
Swedish. The Consistorium [Board]
of Uppsala University. ] of 22 May concerning the Uppsala University Botanical and Castle Gardens [Höpken refers to a conflict between the University Botanical Garden and the tenant of the Castle garden, Arvid BurmanBurman, Arvid Swedish. Tenant
of the Castle Garden in Uppsala. , as to who had the right to manure from the Royal Academy Stables]. Hopken says that he did not have the slightest knowledge of the matter, and neither did his brother [Carl Fredric von HöpkenHöpken, Carl Fredric
(1713-1778). Swedish. Deputy director,
president of the Swedish Judicial Board
for Public Lands and Funds
(Kammarkollegium). ], despite having signed the permit. This document, says Höpken, takes our era back to barbary, and shame appears to fall much more on those that have thought so, than the damage they cause to the University Botanical Garden.