Reference numberMM/17/44
TitleLetter from FW Oliver to EJ Russell
Date7 August 1943
DescriptionRecounting incidents which occured following Sir William Turner Thistleton-Dyer becoming Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew in 1885.

Also, comparisons between the diet of the British people during the First and Second World Wars and life in Egypt.

"From 1929 until 1935 Oliver was professor at Cairo University. In the latter year he went to live on the edge of the desert and studied the changing aspects of its vegetation. He returned finally to England in 1950". (From the 'Oxford Dictonary of National Biography').
Extent4 sides
Access statusOpen
Related materialSee MM/14/84-102
Fellows associated with this archive
NA1753Oliver; Francis Wall (1864 - 1951); palaeobotanist and ecologist1864 - 1951
NA1731Russell; Sir; Edward John (1872 - 1965)1872 - 1965
NA7968Thiselton-Dyer; Sir; William Turner (1843 - 1928); botanist1843 - 1928
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