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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 002/14/329


20 August 1919

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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 thanking Bower for his assistance regarding the McDougal [Britains] Prize. He also descibes the rising student numbers he is dealing with, the work involved and how Botany is one of the most poular schools at the University of Sydney.

Lawson describes how Patrick Brough has settled in and is highly competent. He also states that he (Lawson) has been given leave of absence for a year and will be back in Britain the following May-June. John McLuckie will be the acting professor while he is away.

Lawson refers to a substantial bequest recieved by the University of Sydney and the Botany School intends to claim its share. He also expresses gratitude for the medal he has received from the Royal Society of Edinburgh.




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