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From Alfred Newton   27 October 1865

Summary

Asks CD to support his candidacy for Professorship of Zoology at Cambridge. Since he has spent many years travelling, he is not well enough known at the University.

Author:  Alfred Newton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Oct 1865
Classmark:  DAR 172: 43
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4925

To Alfred Newton   29 October [1865]

Summary

Declines writing testimonial for AN for the Cambridge Professorship in Zoology. The post requires expertise in comparative anatomy and histology, whereas AN’s work is on habits and colours of birds.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Alfred Newton
Date:  29 Oct [1865]
Classmark:  Cambridge University Library (MS Add. 9839/1D/56)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4926

From Alfred Newton   30 October 1865

Summary

CD need not apologise for not writing a testimonial for him. He knows comparative anatomy, although he has confined his publication to ornithology. Agrees that with a few members of the University a recommendation from CD would be harmful.

Author:  Alfred Newton
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  30 Oct 1865
Classmark:  DAR 172: 45
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4927
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