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From W. B. Dawkins   1 December 1875

Summary

Asks CD to sign papers for Royal Society candidacy of W. B. Clarke.

Author:  William Boyd Dawkins
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Dec 1875
Classmark:  DAR 162: 131
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10285

From William Boyd Dawkins   22 August 1867

Summary

On the breeding out of horns in Galloway cattle.

Has a finely graded series linking the dentition of the rhinoceros with that of the Palaeotherium of the Eocene.

Author:  William Boyd Dawkins
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  22 Aug 1867
Classmark:  DAR 162: 117
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5614

From W. B. Dawkins   27 August 1867

Summary

Thanks for CD’s letter; hopes by his work to add one grain of proof to CD’s theories.

Author:  William Boyd Dawkins
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Aug 1867
Classmark:  DAR 162: 118
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5618

From W. B. Dawkins   7 September 1867

Summary

Variation between individuals of a species.

Author:  William Boyd Dawkins
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  7 Sept 1867
Classmark:  DAR 162: 119
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5623

From William Boyd Dawkins   31 January 1868

Summary

Thanks for copy of CD’s latest book [Variation].

European converts to CD’s theory.

Author:  William Boyd Dawkins
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 Jan 1868
Classmark:  DAR 162: 120
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5823

From W. B. Dawkins   15 June 1868

Summary

Variation in recent leonine skeletons.

Miocene fauna of Europe.

Author:  William Boyd Dawkins
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 June 1868
Classmark:  DAR 162: 121
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6244

From William Boyd Dawkins   29 January [1870]

Summary

Discovery of skull of "River-bed" race of man near Corwen.

Author:  William Boyd Dawkins
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 Jan [1870]
Classmark:  DAR 162: 122
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6582

From W. B. Dawkins   17 July 1869

Summary

On the genealogy of the horse.

Author:  William Boyd Dawkins
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 July 1869
Classmark:  DAR 162: 123
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6834

From W. B. Dawkins   31 July 1869

Summary

Reports on prehistoric finds from caves at Rhagatt.

Author:  William Boyd Dawkins
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 July 1869
Classmark:  The Huntington Library (CB 847)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6847F

From W. B. Dawkins   19 October 1869

Summary

Reports on his findings in Denbighshire caves ["The Denbighshire caves", Trans. Manchester Geol. Soc. 9 (1869–70): 31–7].

Sends his paper ["On the prae-historic Mammalia in Great Britain", Intellect. Obs. (1868): 403–10].

Has changed his view on the descent of British cattle from the wild aurochs. No evidence that aurochs survived into historic times in Britain.

Author:  William Boyd Dawkins
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  19 Oct 1869
Classmark:  DAR 162: 124
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6944

From W. B. Dawkins   8 February 1871

Summary

The box of bones sent by CD has led to a series of explorations. Reports on Yorkshire cave-hunting.

Author:  William Boyd Dawkins
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  8 Feb 1871
Classmark:  DAR 162: 125
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7477

From W. B. Dawkins   23 February 1871

Summary

Thanks for the present of CD’s long-expected book [Descent].

Author:  William Boyd Dawkins
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Feb 1871
Classmark:  DAR 162: 126
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7509

From W. B. Dawkins   27 August 1871

Summary

Describes the successful excavation of caves containing interred remains of Neolithic man.

Author:  William Boyd Dawkins
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 Aug 1871
Classmark:  DAR 162: 127
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7918

From W. B. Dawkins   26 April 1874

Summary

Asks CD’s support for his application for the Chair of Geology at Oxford.

Author:  William Boyd Dawkins
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Apr 1874
Classmark:  DAR 162: 128
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9429

From W. B. Dawkins   15 January 1875

Summary

Wants references to facts quoted in Variation for an essay he is writing on origin of British cattle.

Author:  William Boyd Dawkins
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  15 Jan 1875
Classmark:  DAR 162: 129
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9819

From W. B. Dawkins   14 March 1875

Summary

Is glad CD is pleased with his book [Cave hunting (1874)].

Relationship between language and race. The Basques.

Author:  William Boyd Dawkins
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Mar 1875
Classmark:  DAR 162: 130
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9887
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