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Papers of Frederick Orpen Bower
    Correspondence of Frederick Orpen Bower 1914-1917
        Correspondence of Frederick Orpen Bower, Sir David Prain to Christina Richardson

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Letter to Frederick Orpen Bower from Sir David Prain

Item Summary

Reference Code

GB 0248 DC 002/13/278


02 June 1916

Extent and medium of the unit of description



Name of creator

Prain | Sir | David | 1857-1944 | botanist and director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (England)

Scope and Content

Scope and Content

Letter to Frederick Orpen Bower from Sir David Prain concerning several topics. He remarks that he had not heard of the fire at Neill and Co and hopes that those affected learn a lesson and only send copies of papers to be published. He also thanks Bower for the reference for Thayer's book. He explains the meaning of the Indian word, Sahib. He also discusses the future of the medical profession which he thinks will become a branch of the public service within his lifetime, he queries whether doctors will be ranked with first or second class clerks.




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