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From Albert Günther   10 May 1872

Summary

Wants CD’s support for his application for post of Assistant Keeper in Zoological Department of British Museum.

Death of G. R. Gray.

Author:  Albrecht Carl Ludwig Gotthilf (Albert) Günther
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  10 May 1872
Classmark:  DAR 165: 247
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8315

To Albert Günther   11 May [1872]

Summary

Encloses a testimonial for AG [in support of his application for a promotion at British Museum].

Does he agree with Carl Gegenbaur’s paper on the limbs of fish [Jenaische Z. Naturwiss. 5 (1870): 397–447]?

Asks what caused G. R. Gray’s sudden death.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Albrecht Carl Ludwig Gotthilf (Albert) Günther
Date:  11 May [1872]
Classmark:  Natural History Museum (Gen. Lib. Günther 44)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8316

From Albert Günther   13 May 1872

Summary

Thanks for CD’s testimonial.

Author:  Albrecht Carl Ludwig Gotthilf (Albert) Günther
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 May 1872
Classmark:  DAR 165: 248
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8323

To Albert Günther   13 May [1872]

Summary

Is the horned toad of Oregon a batrachian or a lizard?

Hopes AG will be promoted in the British Museum.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Albrecht Carl Ludwig Gotthilf (Albert) Günther
Date:  13 May [1872]
Classmark:  Shrewsbury School, Taylor Library
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8324

From Albert Günther   14 May 1872

Summary

AG’s application for an appointment to Assistant Keeper at the British Museum.

Author:  Albrecht Carl Ludwig Gotthilf (Albert) Günther
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 May 1872
Classmark:  DAR 165: 249
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8329

From Albert Günther   17 May 1872

Summary

O. Salvin will not be applying for the same post as AG.

Author:  Albrecht Carl Ludwig Gotthilf (Albert) Günther
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 May 1872
Classmark:  DAR 165: 250
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8337

From Albert Günther   21 May 1872

Summary

Believes many of the species and even genera of the fish family Labyrinthici are products of domestication.

Events at the British Museum.

Author:  Albrecht Carl Ludwig Gotthilf (Albert) Günther
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 May 1872
Classmark:  DAR 165: 251
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8344

From Albert Günther   19 June 1872

Summary

Has been appointed Assistant Keeper at the British Museum.

Author:  Albrecht Carl Ludwig Gotthilf (Albert) Günther
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 June 1872
Classmark:  DAR 165: 252
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8392

To Albert Günther   21 June [1872]

Summary

Rejoices at AG’s appointment [as Assistant Keeper at the British Museum].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Albrecht Carl Ludwig Gotthilf (Albert) Günther
Date:  21 June [1872]
Classmark:  Shrewsbury School, Taylor Library
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8395

From Albert Günther   14 November 1872

Summary

Many thanks for Expression. AG relates some relevant observations, the significance of which had previously escaped him.

Author:  Albrecht Carl Ludwig Gotthilf (Albert) Günther
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Nov 1872
Classmark:  DAR 165: 253
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8625

To Albert Günther   23 November 1872

Summary

Thanks AG for Popular Science Review containing his article [on Ceratodus, 11 (1872): 257–66]. CD had already read it with great interest.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Albrecht Carl Ludwig Gotthilf (Albert) Günther
Date:  23 Nov 1872
Classmark:  Shrewsbury School, Taylor Library
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8645
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