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Link: linnaeus.c18.net/Letter/L3327 • Anders Johan von Höpken to Carl Linnaeus, 24 November 1763 n.s.
Dated 24 Nov: 1763. Sent from Stockholm (Sweden) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Swedish.

upSUMMARY

Linnaeus’s letter of 12 November 1763Letter L3329 is thanked for, and 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.
also thanks Linnaeus for the remarkable observation on the propagation of the tea plant in Sweden. Höpken considers that this development will be of great benefit in reducing the expenses. However, he admits that tea, that comes from China will always be desired.

Höpken plans to visit Uppsala but will not state the time of his arrival. He is not in favour of ceremonies and compliments, and prefers to do without them. His intention is to meet friends and, if possible, to benefit the Uppsala University.

upMANUSCRIPTS

a. (LS, VII, 80-81). [1] [2] [3]

upEDITIONS

1. Riksrådet grefve Anders Johan von Höpkens skrifter (1893), vol. 2, p. 17-18 .
2. Bref och skrifvelser (1917), vol. I:7, p. 166-167   p.166  p.167.