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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 002/14/520


20 January 1918

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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 in which he mentions lecturing in morphology of [Pleridophyta] to a group of young women. He had only glanced at Sir Arthur George Tansley's 'Manifesto' but likes Bower's summary of it. He finds it striking that none of the signatories have tried experiments with a large class. In his opinion, the problem of this approach to physiology is the lack of attention to the idea of 'form'.

His other remarks concern Royal Society business, where he is to be attending a meeting of Council, and he has suggested Bower as a replacement for Sir Isaac Bayley Balfour on the Sectional Committee




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