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Letter to Frederick Orpen Bower from Henry Horatio Dixon

Item Summary

Reference Code

GB 0248 DC 002/14/147


30 May 1922

Extent and medium of the unit of description



Name of creator

Dixon | Henry Horatio | 1869-1953 | professor of plant biology, Trinity College Dublin

Scope and Content

Scope and Content

Letter to Frederick Orpen Bower from Henry Horatio Dixon in which he thanks Bower for the letter about the little book and states that he does not think he can differ from Bower's conclusions. He states that each teacher can only put forward to his students a small part of the subject on which he has worked and that he believes it is an advantage when these parts differ from centre to centre. He remarks that if he did not know Bower, he would suspect him of having gone over to the anti-morphologists but as it is, he looks to Bower "to keep the flag of morphology flying and to plant it on many as yet unconquered problems". He informs Bower that he has decided not to go for a position in Bangor. He states that he has beenguided more my sentiment than reason but that while he believes that "this country is done as a habitation for civilised man", it is hard to sever his ties with Ireland,





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