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Darwin Correspondence Project

From George Robert Gray   9 July 1869

British Museum

9th. July 1869

Dear Mr Darwin

I should feel greatly obliged if you would kindly favour me with a testimonial of my abilities &c. as a Naturalist   it might prove highly useful to me at the present moment1

I remain in haste | faithfully Yours | George Robert Gray

C. Darwin; Esqre


Gray became senior assistant keeper at the British Museum at the end of July 1869 (ODNB).


ODNB: Oxford dictionary of national biography: from the earliest times to the year 2000. (Revised edition.) Edited by H. C. G. Matthew and Brian Harrison. 60 vols. and index. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2004.


Asks for a testimonial.

Letter details

Letter no.
George Robert Gray
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
British Museum
Source of text
DAR 96: 69v
Physical description
ALS 1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 6824,” accessed on 26 March 2023,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 17