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Papers of Frederick Orpen Bower
    Correspondence of Frederick Orpen Bower 1914-1917
        Correspondence of Frederick Orpen Bower, Archibald H Ritchie to HL Taylor King

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Letter to Frederick Orpen Bower from Allan Smith

Item Summary

Reference Code

GB 0248 DC 002/13/324

Date(s)

08 February 1917

Extent and medium of the unit of description

1

letter

Name of creator

Smith | Allan | fl1917 | University of Manchester

Scope and Content

Scope and Content

Letter to Frederick Orpen Bower from Allan Smith in which he discusses the situation surrounding the lists of candidates [for the Royal Society]. He claims that he did not receive the list of candidates until after he returned home from the meeting in London and that he protested at the meeting in London that members who did not live in London and who sometimes made long and expensive journeys to attend meetings were not getting the information in time. He apologises for not being able to help B's case but states that it was impossible when he was sitting on the physiology committee which already had several strong candidates. He remarks that it might have been easier if he had been sitting on the Zoology meeting. He states that the present contribution of the zoology committee presents a stumbling block and that candidates in fields outside the mainstream of any of the committee's activities stand a poor chance.

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