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Papers of Frederick Orpen Bower
    Correspondence of Frederick Orpen Bower 1917-1922
        Correpsondence of Frederick Orpen Bower: Alex Macphail to Theodore George Bentley Osborn

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Letter to Frederick Orpen Bower from Daniel Paul Montague

Item Summary

Reference Code

GB 0248 DC 002/14/364

Date(s)

08 February 1919

Extent and medium of the unit of description

1

letter

Name of creator

Montague | Daniel Paul | fl1917-1921 | botanist

Scope and Content

Scope and Content

Letter to Frederick Orpen Bower from Daniel Paul Montague thanking Bower for informing him of the vacancy at Kew. He has kept up his Russian in case he might secure such a post. His plans are to translate the excellent work by Palladin on physiology as there is nothing comparable, only the elementary text by Triniviazev and the 'pièces de résistance' of Pfeffer and Jost.

Kew offers the possibility to broaden his botanical knowledge and has opportunities for research. He feels his time at Belfast has given him as much teaching experience in two years as many men get in ten. There is a negative factor in that the salary offered is less than he currently receives and he hopes it will increase.

He expresses his grief at the death of Davie.

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