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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L3192 • Anders Johan von Höpken to Carl Linnaeus, 21 January 1763 n.s.
Dated 21 Jan: 1763. Sent from Skänninge (Sweden) to (). Written in Swedish.

upSUMMARY

Anders Johan von HöpkenHöpken, 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.
did not receive Linnaeus’s letter of the 10 January 1763 [this letter has not come down to us] until the 17 January. Höpken congratulates Linnaeus on the honour granted by the French King [his election to the Académie Royale des Sciences, ParisAcadémie royale des sciences,
Paris,
French. The French
Académie des sciences was founded
in 1666 and became a royal academy in
1699. Correspondent of Linnaeus.
, had been approved by Louis XV

]. The letter proceeds in a rather heroic tone in praise of Linnaeus

In closing, Höpken hopes that Linnaeus will have a long life and continue to bring honour to his country and friends.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. (LS, VII, 60-61). [1] [2] [3]

upEDITIONS

1. Riksrådet grefve Anders Johan von Höpkens skrifter (1893), vol. 2, p. 8-9 .
2. Bref och skrifvelser (1917), vol. I:7, p. 155   p.155.