Testimonial letter for Joseph W. Mellor

Date

27 September, 1898

Identifier

Mellor Papers, Box 7, folder 2

Publisher

Unpublished

Abstract

As one of the first four Professors at the newly established University of Otago, James Gow Black (1835-1914) took up the position of Professor of Natural Science in 1871 where he lectured in mineralogy, geology and chemistry. This testimonial is a general letter of recommendation by Black for Mellor. It was suggested that Mellor should be brought back to succeed Black when he retired. But ‘No, no’ the old man protested, ‘he would be wasted here.’

Files

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Citation

Professor James Gow Black, “Testimonial letter for Joseph W. Mellor,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed April 20, 2024, https://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/8888.