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To W. B. Dawkins   26 August [1867]

Summary

Thanks for information on Galloway cattle. [See 5614.]

Interested in WBD’s work on descent of the rhinoceros; is pleased to learn that he does not consider species to be immutable.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Boyd Dawkins
Date:  26 Aug [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 249: 79
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5616A

To W. B. Dawkins   30 [August 1867]

Summary

Suggests Dawkins publish a paper on new facts on changes in the skeletal structure of animals kept but not bred in captivity.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Boyd Dawkins
Date:  30 [Aug 1867]
Classmark:  Yale University Medical Historical Library, Harvey Cushing / John Hay Whitney Medical Library (with Rare Book QH9 D25 859)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5618F

To W. B. Dawkins   12 April [1871]

Summary

Sends contribution of £5 to Settle Cave Exploration Fund.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Boyd Dawkins
Date:  12 Apr [1871]
Classmark:  Wellcome Collection (MS.7781/1–32 item 22)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6695

To W. B. Dawkins   19 July [1869]

Summary

Admits that he had disobeyed his instructions and dispatched a box of bones to him by rail. Gives an account of the discovery of the bones at Perth y Chwaril on the Rhagatt estate. He has promised Miss Lloyd to obtain from WBD the English names of the principal bones.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Boyd Dawkins
Date:  19 July [1869]
Classmark:  Phillips, Son and Neale (dealers) (24 October 1985)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6836A

To W. B. Dawkins   14 July [1869]

Summary

Knows Dawkins interested in cave animals; has just heard from a Lloyd of Rhaggatt that a fissure has opened full of bones and teeth. Will send some.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Boyd Dawkins
Date:  14 July [1869]
Classmark:  Skinner, Inc. (dealers) (15 November 2009)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6857F

To W. B. Dawkins   3 February 1873

Summary

A letter of recommendation for W. B. Dawkins in his application for the Woodwardian professorship of geology in the university of Cambridge.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Boyd Dawkins
Date:  3 Feb 1873
Classmark:  Cambridge University Archives (GEOL 9/*1 2b)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8757F

To W. B. Dawkins   18 October [1874]

Summary

Thanks WBD for his book, Cave hunting (1874).

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Boyd Dawkins
Date:  18 Oct [1874]
Classmark:  Buxton Museum and Art Gallery
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9682

To W. B. Dawkins   16 January [1875]

Summary

Can give no more information about white and dark cattle than William Youatt gave in his book on cattle (Youatt 1834).

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Boyd Dawkins
Date:  16 Jan [1875]
Classmark:  Bloomsbury Auctions (dealers) (15 May 2008)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9819F
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