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Papers of James Cossar Ewart

Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Division

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Edwin Ray Lankester

Item Summary

Reference Code

GB 0237 James Cossar Ewart Gen. 137/9/1/6


12 July 1878

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Name of creator

Lankester | Edwin Ray | 1847-1929 | zoologist and professor of zoology, University College London

Scope and Content

Scope and Content

Letter to James Cossar Ewart from Edwin Ray Lankester regarding the vacant post of Chair of Anatomy at the University of Aberdeen, stating his reasons why he believes William McIntosh to be a more suitable candidate for the job. Lankester also gives Cossar Ewart a telling-off for attempting to influence the decision, rather than trying to improve his own standing and renown in the field.




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