HALES (John Wesley, 1836-1914, Professor of English Literature at King's College, London till 1903)

Autograph Letter Signed to  Alfred William BENNETT , (1833-1902, Lecturer in Botany at Bedford College and St. Thomas' Hospital), telling him he has "found a letter about the Gresham College Professorship of Rehetoric, now vacant ... It is appointed to by the Mercer's Side of the Gresham Committee ... amongst the names I find George Palmer 58 Ebury Street", asking if that is Bennett's friend, and for help "with one or all of them ... The appointment is not worth much but it is perpetual and I should like the work", 2 sides 8vo., 1 Oppidans Road, Primrose Hill, N.W., 16th November n.y., c. laid down on conjugate blank

Hales was much in demand as an examiner, editor, and contributor to the DNB. Bennett was lecturer in botany at Bedford College and St. Thomas' Hospital. He translated and edited Justus Sachs' 'Lehrbuch der Botanik', 1875, and collaborated on 'Handbook of Cryptogamic Botany', 1889.

Item Date:  1875

Stock No:  13883      £35

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