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Link: • Anders Johan von Höpken to Carl Linnaeus, 22 December 1763 n.s.
Dated 22 Dec: 1763. Sent from Stockholm (Sweden) to Uppsala (Sweden). 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 of 20 January 1763 [this letter has not come down to us]. Höpken writes that those who think he will retire from the Chancellorship and not travel to Uppsala are only half right. He intends to arrive soon after Epiphany when he will tell Linnaeus that the attitudes of the period, more than his own standpoint, have convinced him that he has become of no use to the Uppsala University. However, he asks Linnaeus to deeply thank Peter JulinskiöldJulinskiöld, Peter
(1709-1768). Swedish. Treasurer of
Uppsala University. 
and Mattias AspAsp, Mattias (1696-1763).
Swedish. Dean, and professor of
theology, Uppsala. Father of Petrus Asp
and Maria Catharina Moman, father-in-law
of Jonas Moman.
whom he has always counted among his best friends. Höpken wishes Linnaeus a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


a. (LS, VII, 84-85). [1] [2] [3]


1. Bref och skrifvelser (1917), vol. I:7, p. 168   p.168.