Reference numberNLB/12/86
Alternative reference numberNLB/12 p42
TitleCopy letter from Michael Foster, to Sir John Kirk, [Fellow of the Royal Society]
Date6 December 1895
DescriptionFoster reports to Kirk, that they are yet to resolve the difficulties of where George Francis Scott-Elliot's specimens [of the Flora of Tropical Africa] should be sent. Includes reference to the visit of George Murray [of the Natural History Museum], who reported that the two first collections, A and B could not be of equal value, and discusses solutions for their distribution.

Foster's own view is that they must insist that both Murray and Scott-Elliot come to the Royal Society to discuss which specimen collection is to go where, and Foster further states that he belives that this can be only reading of Kirk's letter to him.
Physical descriptionVery faded, rendering large sections of the letter almost indecipherable.
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA6270Kirk; Sir; John (1832 - 1922)1832 - 1922
NA8220Foster; Sir; Michael (1836 - 1907); physiologist1836 - 1907
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