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From John Lubbock to W. E. Gladstone   20 June 1872


Encloses a memorial concerning the Botanical Gardens at Kew signed by ‘some of our most eminent scientific men’ (including CD).

Author:  John Lubbock, 4th baronet and 1st Baron Avebury
Addressee:  William Ewart Gladstone
Date:  20 June 1872
Classmark:  Parliamentary Papers 1872 (335) XLVII.527, pp. 41–9.
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8403F

From Robert Christison to W. E. Gladstone   20 July 1872


RC [President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh] objects to government interference with Hooker’s authority as Director of Kew; mentions CD’s name in support.

Author:  Robert Christison, 1st baronet
Addressee:  William Ewart Gladstone
Date:  20 July 1872
Classmark:  DAR 165: 49
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8420
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