Reference numberMC/12/295
TitleLetter from W T [William Turner] Thiselton Dyer, Assistant Director of Royal Gardens, Kew, to W [William] Spottiswoode, President of the Royal Society, Burlington House
CreatorThiselton-Dyer; Sir; William Turner (1843-1928); British botanist; third director of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew
Date10 January 1883
DescriptionExpressing the hope that the Meteorological Observatory at Kew could be renamed the Richmond Observatory. The name has caused some confusion in deliveries and visitors as they find themselves at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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Access statusOpen
Related records in the catalogueMS/427/251
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NA7968Thiselton-Dyer; Sir; William Turner (1843 - 1928)1843 - 1928
NA7690Spottiswoode; William (1825 - 1883)1825 - 1883
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