Autograph Letter Signed, to “Dear Kidston”, unable to attend his paper at the R.S., commenting on the new appointment as director of Kew. 2 pp. 8 x 5 inches, in good condition. University of Glasgow, 9 December 1905. Prof Frederick Orpen Bower FRSE FRS (1855 – 1948), English botanist. His correspondent is Robert Kidston, FRS (1852 -1924), Scottish palaeobotanist. In the 1880s Kidston was asked to catalogue the Palaeozoic plant collection of the British Museum (Natural History).