Encloses letter from W. B. Dawkins concerning "our old savage progenitors with their ground-down teeth".
Down. | Beckenham | Kent. S.E.
My dear Miss Lloyd
I have thought that you w
Pray believe me | yours truly obliged | Ch. Darwin
- f1 6852.f1The year is established by reference to William Boyd Dawkins's visit to north Wales; see n.2, below.
- f2 6852.f2Dawkins visited Lloyd's family home at Rhagatt on the Gower peninsula in north Wales from 29 to 30 July 1869. He was investigating the site where a group of prehistoric bones, sent on to him by CD, had been discovered. (Dawkins 1870, Lucas 2007, p. 326; see also letter to W. B. Dawkins, 19 July , and letter to M. C. Lloyd, [24 July 1869] and n. 2.) Dawkins's letter to CD has not been found, but presumably reported the initial results of his investigation; see n. 3, below.
- f3 6852.f3Dawkins commented in his later published account of the excavations that all the adult human teeth discovered at Rhagatt were ground perfectly flat (Dawkins 1870, p. 444).