|Title||Letter from FW Oliver to EJ Russell|
|Date||7 August 1943|
|Description||Recounting 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').
|Related material||See MM/14/84-102|
Fellows associated with this archive
|NA1753||Oliver; Francis Wall (1864 - 1951)||1864 - 1951|
|NA1731||Russell; Sir; Edward John (1872 - 1965)||1872 - 1965|
|NA7968||Thiselton-Dyer; Sir; William Turner (1843 - 1928)||1843 - 1928|