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Letter to Frederick Orpen Bower from Frank Young Henderson

Item Summary

Reference Code

GB 0248 DC 002/14/225

Date(s)

21 January 1921

Extent and medium of the unit of description

1

letter

Name of creator

Henderson | Frank Young | 1894-: | plant physiologist, Imperial College, London

Scope and Content

Scope and Content

Letter to Frederick Orpen Bower from Frank YoungHenderson in which he reports his progress in his new job at Imperial College London. He tells Bower that he thinks he shall like it. His job has been filled for several years by other staff in the deparment who have not had time to pay as much attention to it as they should so his first task is to update the equipment. He states that the people are sociable and have made things easy for him. They are all "red hot physiologists" and he has had many a debate with them about the relative merits of physiological and morphological training with him arguing for morphology. He tells Bower that Stevens of the geological department was speaking of an expedition to the central valley of Spitzbergen which would include a geologist a botanist, a zoologist, perhaps a meteorlogist and a surveyor. He has asked Henderson if he will be the botanist and Henderson tells Bower that Stevens intends to ask for the benediction of Bower, John Walter Gregory and John Graham Kerr.

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