Congratulates GRW on appointment to position at British Museum.
Down, near Bromley | Kent
My dear Waterhouse
I am indeed delighted at your news & most heartily congratulate you on your appointment having come so quickly & so satisfactorily—
I can only look at it as a step to future promotion; & may my prediction come true. Poor as the place at present is, after what you have gone through at the Zoological Society, the certainty of it must be a great comfort— I should think Kœnig was an odd fish, but I fancy from all I have heard, that he is a well meaning man.—
I suppose you will begin working like a Trojan at fossil Osteology—
With our united congratulations & kind wishes to
- f1 710.f1Waterhouse was appointed assistant in the Mineralogical Department of the British Museum in November 1843 (DNB).
- f2 710.f2Charles Dietrich Eberhard König was in charge of the Mineralogical Department of the British Museum. Waterhouse worked mainly on fossil Mammalia.