The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 31
From Robert Brown, F.L.S., F.R.G.S. Lond.; President Royal Physical Society; lecturer on Botany and Zoology, School of Arts, Edinburgh. Edinburgh, 30th July, 1873
30th July, 1873.
Dear Coughtrey,—You ask my opinion of your qualifications as an Anatomist and as a teacher. To any of us in Edinburgh here—I speak but the universal opinion of any one capable of forming an opinion—you would require no testimonial you are too well and, too favourably known as one of the most accomplished of the rising school of scientific teachers. For my own part, I am quite sorry that England is likely to lose you, for your success here was simply a question of time. I know no one better qualified for the duties of a teacher of Anatomy than yourself. You have my every good wish, you may be sure, and if ever, either directly or indirectly, I can in any way advance your views, you have only to command me.