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Letter to Frederick Orpen Bower from Frank Young Henderson

Item Summary

Reference Code

GB 0248 DC 002/14/226


23 September 1921

Extent and medium of the unit of description



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 Young Henderson in which he updates Bower on his position. He had not managed to attend the British Association meeting and trying to see Bower on another occasion he did not find him at home. He is to be teaching the elementary class at Imperial College that term, a class normally taken by Sir John Bretland Farmer who is ill and otherwide occupied. When he is not teaching, Henderson intends to do research work under Vernon Herbert Blackman, aiming at either a DSc from Glasgow or a PhD from London.

Bower had suggested to him previously that he might like to considering moving north but he feels he is not ready for the sort of position which would accompany such a move and wants to put in two or three years researching 'at the hub of the physiological world' before seeking a lecturing position, despite this restricting him financially in the mean time. In the advent of a position becoming available in Glasgow, he promises to keep Bower regularly updated of his intentions, to avoid any misunderstandings.

Bower makes brief notes of his own reply and briefer notes of Hendersons reply to that. Henderson declines an offer of a lectureship.




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