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Letter to Frederick Orpen Bower from Douglas Houghton Campbell

Item Summary

Reference Code

GB 0248 DC 002/14/100

Date(s)

26 April 1920

Extent and medium of the unit of description

1

letter

Name of creator

Campbell | Douglas Houghton | 1859-1953 | professor of botany, Stanford University, United States

Scope and Content

Scope and Content

Letter to Frederick Orpen Bower from Douglas Houghton Campbell in which he explains that he has mislaid Bower's last letter and asks him to resend details of the information he requested in it. He asks Bower how things are in Glasgow and states that there seems to be an atmosphere of great restlessness in the United States which has manifested itself in Stanford University in a change in the curriculum. It is proposed that there should be much less freedom of choice in the first two years of a degree. Campbell states that he thinks it is a good idea but is concerned about how much this will interfere with research work and remarks that he will not be sorry to retire in a few years time. He describes Lynn's research into the fern Botrychium and remarks that he has a Dutch student who has also done research into the vascular system of the young sporophytes of Botrychium samples.

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