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From Albert Günther   1 October 1871

Summary

Sorry to hear of CD’s poor health.

Is hard at work examining Ceratodus.

Encloses discussion of Mus species with functionally prehensile tails.

Encloses argument against freshwater fish entering the sea.

Author:  Albrecht Carl Ludwig Gotthilf (Albert) Günther
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Oct 1871
Classmark:  DAR 165: 246; DAR 205.3: 274
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7980

To Albert Günther   3 October [1871]

Summary

Thanks AG for answer about Galaxias.

Asks him to mention questions about the ears of Mus to other naturalists.

Will send another copy of Chauncey Wright’s pamphlet [Darwinism (1871)].

AG has proved Ceratodus to be a "wonderfully interesting creature" ["Descripton of Ceratodus", Philos. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. 161 (1871): 511–72].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Albrecht Carl Ludwig Gotthilf (Albert) Günther
Date:  3 Oct [1871]
Classmark:  Shrewsbury School, Taylor Library (15)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7983

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

To Albert Günther   12 April [1873]

Summary

CD did not bring any tortoises back from the Galapagos. There may be specimens at the Military Institution in Whitehall.

Sorry AG was unable to lunch with the Darwins during their stay in London.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Albrecht Carl Ludwig Gotthilf (Albert) Günther
Date:  12 Apr [1873]
Classmark:  Shrewsbury School, Taylor Library (40)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8858

From Albert Günther   11 June 1873

Summary

Apologises for having given CD some unreliable information.

Author:  Albrecht Carl Ludwig Gotthilf (Albert) Günther
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  11 June 1873
Classmark:  DAR 165: 254
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8942

To Albert Günther   14 June [1873]

Summary

Thanks AG for information [unspecified]; so trifling an error will not alter his opinion that AG is "the most accurate of men".

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Albrecht Carl Ludwig Gotthilf (Albert) Günther
Date:  14 June [1873]
Classmark:  Shrewsbury School, Taylor Library (37)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8943

To Albert Günther   12 February 1874

Summary

Asks AG to sign an enclosure [see 9291].

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Albrecht Carl Ludwig Gotthilf (Albert) Günther
Date:  12 Feb 1874
Classmark:  Shrewsbury School, Taylor Library (38)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9287

From Albert Günther   14 February 1874

Summary

Signs Robert Swinhoe’s certificate [for the Royal Society] with pleasure.

Author:  Albrecht Carl Ludwig Gotthilf (Albert) Günther
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Feb 1874
Classmark:  DAR 97: C39
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9291

To Albert Günther   25 February 1874

Summary

Has given in Descent 2: 12, an account from AG of the brushes on the sides of Monacanthus; has now learned of brush-like scales on the males of Mallotus. Asks whether the two genera are related.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Albrecht Carl Ludwig Gotthilf (Albert) Günther
Date:  25 Feb 1874
Classmark:  Shrewsbury School, Taylor Library (38)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9315

From Albert Günther   26 February 1874

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Summary

Comments on several points in Descent,

doubts facts about Monacanthus brushes

and the two Cyprinidae males attending the female when spawning.

Author:  Albrecht Carl Ludwig Gotthilf (Albert) Günther
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Feb 1874
Classmark:  DAR 89: 26–7
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9316
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