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Papers of Frederick Orpen Bower
    Correspondence of Frederick Orpen Bower 1914-1917

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Correspondence of Frederick Orpen Bower, Archibald H Ritchie to HL Taylor King

Subseries Summary

Reference Code

GB 0248 DC 002/13/300-329


09 February 1910-09 March 1917

Extent and medium of the unit of description



Name of creator

Bower | Frederick Orpen | 1855-1948 | regius professor of botany, University of Glasgow

Biographical History

Biographical History

The correspondence of Frederick Orpen Bower is arranged in alphabetical order. This subseries consists of correspondence with friends, colleagues and acquaintances from around the world.

Scope and Content

Scope and Content

Correspondence of Frederock Orpen Bower, Archibald H Ritchie to HL Taylor King consists of:

  • letters, Archibald H Ritchie to HL Taylor King, and covers such topics as world war one and the death of Dukinfield Henry Scott's only surviving son, references and employment, the unfair dismissal allegations surrounding Archibald H Ritchie, illustrations for publications, membership and meetings of professional societies, fern specimens, a debate with Scott concerning the current backlash against Darwinianism and the end of the Darwinian Age, obituaries of David Thomas Gwynne-Vaughan and a debate with Nils E Svedelius concerning alternation in generations in ferns. (09 February 1910-09 March 1917)




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