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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 002/14/327

Date(s)

10 May 1918

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 explaining his delay in replying to Bower. He has been overworked and took a trip to Tasmania to recuperate. He refers to the size of classes and workload both he and John McLuckie have to deal with. McLukie's salary is far in excess of what he could earn in Britain and they both feel they are advancing botanical science in Australia.

Lawson enquires about Patrick Brough, from the same class as McLukie, and would like to ask him to join his staff if it were possible. He asks for Bower's assistance on this. He also extends thanks Bower for work done.

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