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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 Frederick Orpen Bower from William Henry Lang

Item Summary

Reference Code

GB 0248 DC 002/14/519


20 April 1918

Extent and medium of the unit of description



Name of creator

Lang | William Henry | 1874-1960 | professor of natural history, University of Manchester

Scope and Content

Scope and Content

Letter to Frederick Orpen Bower from William Henry Lang regarding Sir Arthur George Tansley's 'Manifesto'. He feels that the approach taken has been distasteful but not worth spending valuable research time worrying about. He also points out the practical difficulties with large elementary classes. His opinion is that morphology and physiology are both part of teaching the living plant.

On other matters he refers to a trip he has taken to Stirling and a forthcoming one to London. He has received letters from Dukinfield Henry Scott and Albert Charles Seward following the award of the Royal Medal.




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