CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 38/121
Alt Ref No137
TitlePapers of David Skene: correspondence: Letter from John Hope to David Skene
Date31 August 1765
Extent1 item
Administrative HistoryJohn Hope (1725–1786), physician and botanist
DescriptionLetter from John Hope to David Skene in which he introduces 'Mr. Urquhart, a keen and successful botanist'; he discusses the activities of Freer who has added four score plants to his collection including the rubus arcticus and the osmunda crispa; he saw a great many rare plants in Mr. Walker's collection at Moffat; he asks what Skene has found that summer so they could exchange specimens; he sends a specimen of rheum palmatum which he then describes; he describes additions to buildings at Edinburgh including a 'new bridge for the communication to the North', a grand hall or library for the College of Physicians, a 'large, commodius and magnificent repository for the records of the nation founded in a proper area in Heriot's Work Gardens' and a museum in the University; he informs Skene that Lord Kames will 'charge himself with your affair against December', 31 August 1765.
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