CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 38/105
Alt Ref No90
TitlePapers of David Skene: correspondence: Letter from David Skene to John Hope
Date2 April 1767
Extent1 item
Creator NameDavid Skene (1731 - 1770), M.D., of Aberdeen
DescriptionLetter from David Skene to John Hope in which he approves the project of an itinerant botanist and suggests an itinerary; he does not believe there would be much use of plants by the natives for medicines but may learn how the Highlanders get the bright colours for their tartans; he does not think that the man should be a fossilist as that may divert his attention; he has done little lately save for cornus herbacea, pyrola secunda and saxifraga stollaris; he asks what he has done in the crypt. class and 'does the Man know it?'; a recent letter from Linnaeus states that he has obtained the erica dabodcil from Scotland, he has also made a curious discovery on fungi, 2 April 1767.
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Related MaterialMS 483/37
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