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Darwin Correspondence Project

To James Murie   2 April 1872

Down, | Beckenham, Kent.

April 2nd. 1872

My dear Sir,

I have much pleasure in expressing my high estimation of your great knowledge, as shewn by your various publications, of the comparative anatomy of all the higher animals. I cannot speak with respect to your knowledge of physiology, but as an intimate acquaintance with Structure in all its details is of such manifest importance in this respect, and as you have proved your accurate powers of observation, I cannot doubt that you would be well fitted for the Chair of General & Comparative Physiology of the Royal Veterinary College; and I hope that you may be successful in obtaining it.1

Believe me my dear Sir | Yours sincerely | Ch. Darwin

To | Dr. Murie

Footnotes

See letter from James Murie, 31 March 1872. Murie evidently did not succeed in his application. He was medical officer at the Bethnal House Lunatic Asylum, Cambridge Road, London, from 1871 to 1874 (Medical directory).

Summary

Testimonial letter. JM would be well fitted for the Chair of General and Comparative Physiology of the Royal Veterinary College.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-8267
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Murie, James
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Linnean Society (Murie Papers 281)
Physical description
2pp & AdraftS 1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8267,” accessed on 27 February 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-8267

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