RECORD: Darwin, C. R. 1851. [Testimonial]. In Testimonials for Thomas H. Huxley, F.R.S., candidate for the Chair of Natural History at the University of Toronto. London: Richard Taylor printed, p. 4.

REVISION HISTORY: Transcribed and edited by John van Wyhe 2006. RN2

NOTE: See remarks by R. B. Freeman.


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Down Farnborough Kent

Oct. 9. 1851

Dear Sir

I have much pleasure in expressing my opinion, from the high character of your published contributions to Science, and from the course of your studies during your long Voyage, that you are excellently qualified for a Professorship in Natural History.— You have my best wishes for success in your present application, & I beg to remain

Dear Sir

Your's faithfully

Charles Darwin

1 This letter was written in support of Thomas Henry Huxley's (1825-1895) unsuccessful application for the Chair of Natural History at the University of Toronto. See Correspondence vol. 5.


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