CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 38/110
Alt Ref No163
TitlePapers of David Skene: correspondence: Letter from John Hope to David Skene
Extent1 item
Administrative HistoryJohn Hope (1725–1786), physician and botanist
DescriptionLetter from John Hope to David Skene in which he states that as Skene has declined the offer, Home has been appointed; he discusses the method by which they came to offer him the position and the agreement they came to regarding money; the transaction between himself, Skene and the principal will pave the way for future offers should they become available; he asks Skene to let him know what his collection consists of and he will send him some of his duplicates; he states that Dr Ramsay is anxious to meet Skene; Lord Bute has presented botanical books to the College of Physicians; James Robertson is to be employed for two more summers; he had a letter from Lord Bute who would like Dr Hill to write a British Herbal or History of English Plants with figures; he intends to send Lord Bute all he can and will inform Bute of Skene's merits; Dr. Fraser has gone to Aleppo as physician to the factory there, undated.
Access StatusOpen
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Related MaterialMS 483/41
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