Testimonial for Daniel Oliver's candidacy as Professor of Botany [DO was Professor of Botany, University College London, 1861–88].
15 Marine Parade | Eastbourne
My dear D
I hear that M
I have lately had much correspondence with M
My dear Sir | Yours very sincerely | C. Darwin
(of Down, Bromly, Kent)
- f1 2967.f1Dated by the reference to the professorship of botany at University College London (see n. 2, below).
- f2 2967.f2Daniel Oliver was a candidate for the chair of botany at University College London, which had fallen vacant through John Lindley's appointment as emeritus professor. Sharpey was professor of anatomy and physiology at University College and a member of the senate of the University of London, the governing body in charge of appointments.
- f3 2967.f3Oliver's appointment to the chair was announced in the Athenæum, 10 November 1860, p. 633.