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Link: • Anders Johan von Höpken to Carl Linnaeus, 6 June 1763 n.s.
Dated 6 Junii 63. 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 for his letter and memoranda. He then mentions that Olof Ingelson RabeniusRabenius, Olof Ingelson
(1730-1772). Swedish. Professor of law,
had visited him on the previous day, stayed to dinner and then returned home. During dinner they had discussed Rabenius’s problem but Höpken would not agree. Höpken then goes into a detailed explanation of why he felt that Rabenius’s request for paying his deputies by fee against an increase in salary could not be granted. The money meant for Rabenius, for example, might as well go to pay Jonas Meldercreutz’sMeldercreutz, Jonas
(1715-1785). Swedish. Professor of
mathematics, Uppsala.
salary. Rabenius was of the opinion that Höpken favoured Daniel MelanderMelanderhjelm, Daniel
(1726-1810). Swedish. Professor of
astronomy, Uppsala. Secretary of the
Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
and Berge FrondinFrondin, Berge (1718-1783).
Swedish. Doctor of history and political
science at Uppsala. Librarian at the
university library.
at his own friends expense.

Höpken returns to the possible cure of his son’s [presumably Fredric Ulric von HöpkenHöpken, Fredric Ulric
(1745-1766). Swedish. Student. Son of
Anders Johan von Höpken.
] pain in the nails. A riding cure was to be started at Midsummer time and Höpken hopes that the riding was to be calm and even, with no hurrying – calm riding is beneficial whereas zestful riding excites the blood. Hopefully Linnaeus’s warnings would make him more careful.


a. (LS, VII, 76-77). [1] [2] [3]


1. Riksrådet grefve Anders Johan von Höpkens skrifter (1893), vol. 2, p. 16-17 .
2. Bref och skrifvelser (1917), vol. I:7, p. 165-166   p.165  p.166.