Ref NoMS/319
TitleCorrespondence of Frederick Ernest Weiss
AdminHistoryFrederick Ernest Weiss (1865-1953), FRS FLS VMH, was an Anglo-German botanist. He was educated at Owens College, and in 1902, he earned a doctorate in botany from the University of London. Weiss was Professor of Botany at the Victoria University of Manchester from 1892-1930, and President of the Linnean Society from 1931-1934..
Description55 letters and postcards received by Frederick Ernest Weiss between 1907-1934.

The numbers in the listings below refer to page numbers pencilled on letters. The letter of introduction, not numbered, is to Spencer Savage (Linnean Librarian) donating the correspondence to the Society.

ARBER, AGNES
1. 1912 Nov 5. Cambridge. Photograph of the Swedish seed confirmed by Scott to be Lepidocarpon-viz. L. majus MS.

BAILEY, CHARLES
2. 1912 Nov 1. Gloucestershire. Will send Anagallis when it is mounted, also Geum if Weiss wishes.

BERRY, EDWARD W.
3. 1911 Oct 25. Baltimore. Congratulates Weiss on his Portsmouth address; plant chatter.
4. 1911 Dec 1. Baltimore. Does not agree with Weiss that the formation of peat is confined to the cooler portions of the temperate zone.

BEWS, J.W.
5. 1907 May 26. Edinburgh. About an appointment as Lecturer of Economic Botany.

BOODLE, L.A.
6. 1916 Sep 25. Kew. Weiss's visit to Kew to examine graft-hybrids.

BOTTOMLEY, WILLIAM BEACHCROFT
7. 1916 Jan 15. London. The manufacture of bacterised peat.

BOWER, F.O.
8. 1924 Jun 19. Glasgow. Thanks Weiss for the understanding letter about his retirement.
9. 1924 Jul 2. Glasgow. How Robinson should apply for the position he seeks; chatter.

BRITTEN, JAMES
10. 1916 Oct 14. Brentford. Personal chatter.

BURT-DAVY, JOHN
11. 1912 Sep 28. Pretoria. Seeks Weiss's advice on how to obtain a degree in genetics.

CAVERS, F.
12. 1913 Feb 17. London. Presses strongly for the publication of a Journal of Ecology.

CHAMBERLIN, F.
13. 1911 Feb 11. Chicago. Thanks Weiss for sending a copy of paper entitled Note on the Variability in the Colour of the Flowers of a Tropaeolum Hybrid.

CHODAT, N.
14. 1934 Mar 16. Geneva. Chatter. [Fr.]

CLEMENTS, FREDERIC E.
15. 1912 Dec 23. Minneapolis. About the American Excursion.

COULTER, JOHN M.
16. 1912 Sep 19. Chicago. Has received Weiss's paper on Recherches on Heredity in Plants.

DARBISHIRE, OTTO
17. 1912 Oct 13. Bristol. Sending Weiss about seventy maps; original outlay £15.

DARWIN, FRANCIS
18. Cambridge. Thanks Weiss for letter of congratulation.
19. 1911 Jul 30. Sussex. Asks Weiss when he should come to give his lecture to Section K.

DAVIS, BRADLEY
20. 1911 Dec 4. M. Philadelphia. Thanks Weiss for specimens; plant talk.

DIXON, HENRY H.
21. Hill has offer of an agricultural position in Nigeria.

DRUCE, G.C.
22. Oxford. Plant chatter.
23. Salisbury. Chatter.

DE FRAINE, G.
24. 1912 Feb 9. London. Asks for a list of slides borrowed by the British Association.

GEDDES, P.
25. 1906 Sep 25. Edinburgh. Asks what Weiss would do if he had the authority to improve matters in Indian Universities.

GORDON, W.T.
26. 1912 Nov 20. Edinburgh. Plant chatter.

GROVES, JAMES
27. 1917 Jun 10. London. Plant chatter.

HEMINGWAY, W.
28. 1912 Oct 14. Barnsley. Plant chatter.

KEEBLE, FREDERICK
29. 1911 Dec 15. Reading. Asks how the Section should be organized; wishes to give prominence to Genetics.

MARLOTH, R.
30. 1910 Nov 30. Cape Town. Letter regarding liverworts. [Ger.]

MOSS [?] C.E.
31. 1917 Nov 4. Johannesburg. Refers to Ficus cordata in W.'s paper; plant talk.

PEARSON, H. H. W.
32. 1912 Aug 12. Cape Town. Carside's difficulties at Stellenbosch; academic troubles there.
33. 1915 Apr 30. Cape Town. Garside has resigned from Stellenbosch; reasons.

PROTHERO, GOTHAN.
34. 1912 Jun 20. Berlin. Has delayed his voyage until September.

REDINGER, K.
35. 1933 Jun 22. Vienna. Fiftieth anniversary of A. Fahlbruckner's honorary Fellowship of the Linnean Society.

SCHUSTER, JULIUS.
36. 1911 Oct 15. Zundt, Switzerland. About Presidential Address. [Ger.]
37. 1912 Aug 8. Munich. Asking for a post in paleobotany [Ger.]

SOLMS-LAUBACH, H. [?]
38. 1911 Jul 17. Strasburg. About visiting Lindon, Williamson, in Kent [Ger.]

SORAUER, PAUL C.
39. 1913 Jan 4. Berlin. To contact Professor Behrens [Ger.]

STAPF, O.
40. 1915 Oct 19. Kew. Mr. Dymes proposes a paper on seed disposal of Helleborus foetidus and the share which ants and others have in it.

STOPES, M.C.
41. 1908 Feb 25. Tokyo. On plant fossils.
42. 1908 Nov 15. Tokyo. Sad about Weiss's departmental money troubles; chatter; via Siberia.
43. 1909 Jan 6. Tokyo. Expenses for section cutting; lecture on Japanese gardening.
44. 1925 Sep 28. Leatherhead. Asks if fossil slides have been traced; asks also who makes the "perfectly adorable and glorious Teddy Bear....not like those horrible modern travesties of bears."

THOMPSON, H. STUART
45. 1917 Oct 7. Bristol. Has been dismissed from his work in Bristol; asks Weiss if he would be considered suitable for the Herbarium and if so how much would he be paid.
46. 1917 Oct 18. Bristol. Regrets that the Sub-Committee cannot use his services.

THOMSON G. STUART
47. 1933 Jun 11. New Zealand. His father has been seriously ill; 750 out of the 900 drawings for his illustrated catalogue of the New Zealand Crustacea have been completed; he, the son, will help complete.

TROW, A.H.
48. 1912 Dec 5. Cardiff. Has sent Weiss copy of first paper on groundsel studies.

VILMORIN, [?]
49. 1915 Nov 22. London. Acknowledges receipt of Weiss‘s subscription for 1916.

WHELDON, J.A.
50. 1914 Jun 13. Liverpool. About the sand dune project.

WIELAND, C.R.
51. 1925 Nov 18. Connecticut. Thanks Weiss for paper on plant structure and climate; regrets he has not yet sent Weiss a cycadeoid seed cone.

WILLE, N.
52. 1916 Oct 10. Norway. Has sent a twig with leaves of graft hybrid between Crataegus Oxyacantha and Pyrus communis; doubts if really is a hybrid.
53. 1916 Oct 31. Norway. Grateful for kind letter; hopes to see him in Norway.

WILLIS, H.G.
54. 1913 Jan 13. Stockport. Plant chatter.

WOODRUFFE-PEACOCK, E. ADRIAN
55. 1911 Mar 17. Brigg. Plant chatter.
Date1907-1934
LevelItem
Extent1 volume
LanguageEnglish
French
German
NotesRe-housed in folder by Conservator 2007
Creator NameWeiss, Frederick Ernest
Access_StatusOpen
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