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Papers of Frederick Orpen Bower
    Correspondence of Frederick Orpen Bower 1917-1922
        Correspondence of Frederick Orpen Bower: Robert John Harvey-Gibson to Sir Arthur William Hill

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Letter to Frederick Orpen Bower from Robert John Harvey-Gibson

Item Summary

Reference Code

GB 0248 DC 002/14/216

Date(s)

20 March [1922]

Extent and medium of the unit of description

1

letter

Name of creator

Harvey-Gibson | Robert John | 1860-1929 | dean, Faculty of Science, University of Liverpool

Scope and Content

Scope and Content

Letter to Frederick Orpen Bower from Robert John Harvey-Gibson in which he will give 4 lectures on the history of botany to Bower's students in October. These will be entitled botany in classical times, the age of the herbalists, early pioneers and the birth of modern botany. He tells Bower to send any new diagrams he wishes to have done and any more he likes. He queries whether Bower is mistaken about residence being an issue in the awarding of DSc's from Scottish universities as he thinks the regulations do not state that it is but he tells Bower that it does not matter if he is not entitled to the DSc degree. He asks the meaning of Bower's statement that "Edinburgh still hangs in the balance".

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