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Link: • Anders Johan von Höpken to Carl Linnaeus, 2 May 1763 n.s.
Dated 2 Maji 1763. Sent from Ulfåsa (Sweden) to (). Written in Swedish.


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.
thanks Linnaeus with all his heart for helping his son back to health. Höpken also thanks Linnaeus for the honour of having one of Linnaeus’s works dedicated to him [Höpken refers to the Genera morborumLinnaeus, Carl Genera
morborum, in auditorum usum edita

(Uppsala 1763). Soulsby no. 979.
]. Höpken had read it frequently with the greatest pleasure and considers it to be full of Linnaeus’s genius. He continues, writing that if he also were to understand the application of medicines, he would be a complete physician for the “coarser constitutions” among which Höpken lived. At present Höpken was reading Seneca and asks for Linnaeus’s opinion of this author, adding that Seneca pleases him greatly and if he had been a priest he would have read hardly anything else.


a. (LS, VII, 72-73). [1] [2] [3]


1. Riksrådet grefve Anders Johan von Höpkens skrifter (1893), vol. 2, p. 15-16 .
2. Bref och skrifvelser (1917), vol. I:7, p. 163   p.163.