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Papers of Frederick Orpen Bower
    Correspondence of Frederick Orpen Bower 1917-1922
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Letter to Frederick Orpen Bower from Abercrombie Anstruther Lawson

Item Summary

Reference Code

GB 0248 DC 002/14/325

Date(s)

23 July 1917

Extent and medium of the unit of description

1

letter

Name of creator

Lawson | Abercrombie Anstruther | 1870-1927 | professor of botany, University of Sydney

Scope and Content

Scope and Content

Letter to Frederick Orpen Bower from Abercrombie Anstruther Lawson regarding the recruitment of a lecturer in botany. As he has not received a reply to earlier communications he is writing again.

Lawson's classes have become so large that he has beeen authorised to appoint another lecturer. He is looking patricularly for someone to lecture on specific aspects of botany and wonders if any of Bower's students who have returned from the war may be a possibility, especially 'one of the McLuckie breed'.

He praises the work John McLuckie has done and the new post will be offered on very similar terms to McLuckie's one, beginning at a salary £250, with an annual increase of £20 towards a maximum of £500. Lawson has already two assistants and two demonstrators to cater for 320 students. An extra staff member would help free up time for research. He passes on Mcluckie's best wishes to Bower

Lawson mentions a paper by William Henry Lang and Robert Kidston which interested him, along with an article in the Glasgow Herald. He also refers to a papers by himself and to some tmesipteris which had been sent to Bower two months before and hopes they reached him and have proved useful.

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