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Papers of Frederick Orpen Bower
    Correspondence of Frederick Orpen Bower 1917-1922
        Correspondence of Frederick Orpen Bower: letters relating to the chairs of botany at Liverpool and Edinburgh universities and to Tansley's 'Manifesto'

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Letter to Sir Arthur George Tansley from Frederick Orpen Bower

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GB 0248 DC 002/14/514

Date(s)

31 January 1918

Extent and medium of the unit of description

1

letter

Name of creator

Bower | Frederick Orpen | 1855-1948 | regius professor of botany, University of Glasgow

Scope and Content

Scope and Content

Letter to Sir Arthur George Tansley from Frederick Orpen Bower regarding Tansley's 'Manifesto'. Bower is broadly in agreement with Tansley but believes the latter's case has been overstated. He disagrees with Tawnsley that morphololy should be subordinate to physiology. Bower had given a lecture in the latter as early as 1884 (perhaps earlier than Sir Francis Darwin) and states that both should be in coordinate positions. Furthermore he does not believe there is much need for the 'Manifesto'.

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