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From Albert Günther   19 June 1872

British Museum

19.6.72

My dear Sir

You will be glad to hear that I have been appointed Assistant Keeper last week;1 as I was spared the trial of a competition, the affair passed off very smoothly.

Fred. Smith is still unwell & away, although he writes me he hopes to be back next week. But whilst he is away, I have to look after so many things, that scientific work is neglected altogether.

Yours very sincerely | A Günther

Footnotes

At Günther’s request, CD had provided a testimonial in support of his application to become assistant keeper of the zoological department at the British Museum (letter from Albert Günther, 10 May 1872, and letter to Albert Günther, 11 May [1872]).

Summary

Has been appointed Assistant Keeper at the British Museum.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-8392
From
Albrecht Carl Ludwig Gotthilf (Albert) Günther
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
British Museum
Source of text
DAR 165: 252
Physical description
2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8392,” accessed on 17 September 2019, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-8392.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 20

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