Item 2 - Copy letter from Isaac Bayley Balfour to Arthur Kilpin Bulley

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GB 235 FRG/1/1/1/1904/2


Copy letter from Isaac Bayley Balfour to Arthur Kilpin Bulley


  • 28/04/1904 (Creation)

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Copy letter from Isaac Bayley Balfour to Arthur Kilpin Bulley dated 28 April 1904 recommending George Forrest as a plant collector; 'Dear Mr Bulley, There is a man, Forrest, here who is on the look out for a billet such as you describe. I have given your letter to him and he will write to you. He was recommended to my notice by John Abercrombie [sic], the Naturalist, as a man who was collecting plants for some Society on Scotland and who wished to go abroad as a collector. I could find nothing for him in that line but took him on my staff in the Herbarium so that, whilst of use to us, he might gain a wider knowledge of plants. He has been working here for about six months and I have found him an excellent industrious and steady man. He has had opportunity here of getting to know a good deal about the plants of the world and he seems to have profitted by it. The head of the Herbarium speaks very highly of him. He is a strongly built fellow and seems to me to be of the right grit for a collector.'

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