Testimonial letter for Joseph W. Mellor
27 September, 1898
Mellor Papers, Box 7, folder 2
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.’
Professor James Gow Black, “Testimonial letter for Joseph W. Mellor,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed March 27, 2023, https://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/8888.