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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

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
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