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Letter to Frederick Orpen Bower from Duncan S Johnson

Item Summary

Reference Code

GB 0248 DC 002/14/251

Date(s)

31 March 1920

Extent and medium of the unit of description

1

letter

Name of creator

Johnson | Duncan S | fl1914-1920 | professor of Botany, John Hopkins University

Scope and Content

Scope and Content

Letter to Frederick Orpen Bower from Duncan S Johnson of John Hopkins University regarding the use of Cinchona, Jamaica by American and British botanists. He lists those who are there at the time of writing: William R Maxon and his assistant. Edward C Jeffrey may be there later in the year but perhaps not early enough to be there at the same time as John Mclean Thompson, who may therefore be there alone.

He goes on to reply to remarks Bower had made regarding prices and the post-war exchange rate. He hopes salaries for teachers may increase in both countries.

Johnson regrets Bower's cancellation of his trip to the eastern tropics and hopes he might manage to go there in the future. He also congratulates Bower on being elected President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and hopes it will not impinge on his freedom to travel to the eastern tropics. One of Johnson's students will be travelling to Java in July, following up on the introduction to tropical vegitation he has had in Jamaica.

He mentions that he uses Bower's The Botany of the Living Plant, (1919) as collateral reading for his students and promises to keep him informed about any further news on Cinchona.

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