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
Testimonial letter. JM would be well fitted for the Chair of General and Comparative Physiology of the Royal Veterinary College.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8267,” accessed on 27 February 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-8267