To John Edward Gray 1 January 1
12 Upper Gower Street
My dear Sir,
I have great pleasure in assuring you, that I have invariably received, when visiting the British Museum the greatest attention from you, and every facility in investigating the objects of Natural History deposited therein. I should think if I may be allowed to say so, that your extensive acquaintance with so many different Classes of Animals (an advantage possessed by few naturalists) would give you strong claims to hold the situation which Mr Children is about to resign—2
Believe me my dear sir | yours truly | (signed) Charles Darwin
Testimonial in behalf of JEG’s application for the position of keeper of the zoological department of the British Museum from which John George Children was about to resign.
- Letter no.
- Darwin, C. R.
- Gray, J. E.
- Sent from
- London, Upper Gower St, 12
- Source of text
- Natural History Museum, (General Library, J. E. Gray Miscellaneous papers vol. 1: f.118)
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 548C,” accessed on 24 October 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-548C