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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-710

To G. R. Waterhouse  [November 1843]

Down, near Bromley | Kent

Thursday

My dear Waterhouse

I am indeed delighted at your news & most heartily congratulate you on your appointment having come so quickly & so satisfactorily—1

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 Kœnig2 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 Mrs Waterhouse | believe me | Most truly Your’s | C. Darwin

Footnotes

1
Waterhouse was appointed assistant in the Mineralogical Department of the British Museum in November 1843 (DNB).
2
Charles Dietrich Eberhard König was in charge of the Mineralogical Department of the British Museum. Waterhouse worked mainly on fossil Mammalia.

Summary

Congratulates GRW on appointment to position at British Museum.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-710
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Waterhouse, G. R.
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Natural History Museum (Gen. lib. MSS/WAT)
Physical description
4pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 710,” accessed on 28 July 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-710

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