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Papers of Frederick Orpen Bower
    Correspondence of Frederick Orpen Bower 1917-1922
        Correspondence of Frederick Orpen Bower, Robert Chapman Davie to Joseph Doyle

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Letter to Frederick Orpen Bower from Robert Chapman Davie

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GB 0248 DC 002/14/129

Date(s)

20 May 1918

Extent and medium of the unit of description

1

letter

Name of creator

Davie | Robert Chapman | 1887-1919 | lecturer in botany, University of Edinburgh

Scope and Content

Scope and Content

Letter to Frederick Orpen Bower from Robert Chapman Davies who tells him that their station in France has been moved because the area they were in was becoming more dangerous and that they were all under strain because of lack of sleep and the constant rumble of guns and bombs. Their new location is a tiny fishing village "with only the sun to worry us and the sand to play with". He describes it as very like Cullen, near Forres. He tells Bower that the Germans still fly overhead but that they are less obvious and the natural surroundings make it easier to deal with. He describes his activities, their main scientific concern being the quality of the water supplies in the area. He states that they have had very little time for botanical work while off duty but that the flora and fauna of the area is interesting. He also informs Bower that he met a University of Glasgow graduate called [Edward] Quigley who studied botany in 1900.

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