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Link: • Anders Johan von Höpken to Carl Linnaeus, 12 December 1763 n.s.
Dated 12 Dec: 1763. Sent from Stockholm (Sweden) to Uppsala (Sweden). Written in Swedish.


There has been a conflict in Uppsala between the Castle Garden and the Botanical Garden [the conflict was between the Uppsala University Botanical Garden and the tenant of the Castle garden, Arvid BurmanBurman, Arvid Swedish. Tenant
of the Castle Garden in Uppsala.
, as to who had the right to manure from the Royal Academy Stables] 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.
tells Linnaeus that he had now sent off the Government’s decision on how it was to be solved, adding that now this unpleasantness could be ended once and for all. The new disorder in Uppsala is probably stifled. Axel LöwenLöwen, Axel (1686-1772).
Swedish. Count and general, governor in
Pommern. Chancellor of the University of
has promised to write to his son [presumably Axel Löwen the YoungerLöwen the Younger, Axel
(1729-1802). Swedish. County governor.
Son of Axel Löwen.
] immediately. Höpken has seen letters confirming that the Vice-Chancellor [Nils WalleriusWallerius, Nils (1706-1764).
Swedish. Professor, Uppsala, Wolffian
] had supported this prank, but neglected to inform Höpken. Höpken will not discuss whether it was respectable, or legal, observing that the Vice-Chancellor’s term of office was soon to come to an end and consequently Höpken would not write anything to him. However, Höpken intends to make his thoughts on the matter known when he visits Uppsala in the New Year.

Höpken thanks Linnaeus for the information and asserts that he will make use of every opportunity to demonstrate his gratitude.


a. (LS, VII, 82-83). [1] [2] [3]


1. Riksrådet grefve Anders Johan von Höpkens skrifter (1893), vol. 2, p. 18 .
2. Bref och skrifvelser (1917), vol. I:7, p. 167-168   p.167  p.168.