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Link: • John Hope to Carl Linnaeus the Younger, 22 August 1782 n.s.
Dated 22d Augt 1782. Sent from Edinburgh (Great Britain) to ? (). Written in English.

Edinb[urgh] 22d Aug[us]t 1782.


I regret much that you are to leave Brittain without paying us in the North a visit. I can assure you, you wou’d have received much wellcome here. Everybody wou’d have had pleasure in showing you civilities.

The College of Physicians of Edinburgh is about publishing a new Edition of their Pharmacopaea.

May I beg the favour you will look over the inclosed list of simples and be kind enough to inform me of the Systematic names of such as have none subjoined and s[erve]d me right in in any of those to wh[ich] I have subjoined Systematic names where I have gone wrong.

It will ever give me sensible pleasure to cultivate your friendship being

with much respect and regard
Your obed[ien]t humble serv[an]t
John Hope

Professor von Linné


John HopeHope, John (1725-1786).
British. Doctor of medicine, professor
of botany, Edinburgh. Correspondent of
is sorry that Carl Linnaeus the YoungerLinnaeus the Younger, Carl
(1741-1783). Swedish. Botanist. Son of
Carl Linnaeus and Sara Elisabet Linnaea.
Brother of Elisabeth Christina, Louisa,
Sara Christina and Sophia Linnaea.
Attended his father’s lectures, had
private tutors (Löfling, Rolander,
Solander and Falk, all Linnaeus’s
students). Demonstrator of botany at
Uppsala. Succeeded his
will leave England, without paying him a visit.

The Royal College of Physicians of EdinburghRoyal College of Physicians of
Edinburgh ,
Scottish. Founded in
will publish a new edition of their Pharmacopaea [[Hope refers to the sixth edition of Pharmacopoeia Collegii Regii Medicorum Edinburgensis, 6th ed. , which was published in 1774, next edition Pharmacopoeia Collegii Regii Medicorum Edinburgensis, 7th ed. Royal College of Physicians of
Edinburgh ,
Collegii Regii Medicorum
, 7th ed. (Edinburgh,
, was published in 1783].

Hope encloses a list of plants and asks Linnaeus the Younger to inform him of their systematic names.


a. original holograph (LS, VII, 151-152v).