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Darwin Correspondence Project

DCP-LETT-6695

To W. B. Dawkins   12 April [1871]1

Down. | Beckenham | Kent. S.E.

Ap. 12th

My dear Sir

I see by the Report of the Settle Cave Exploration that funds are wanted, so I have the pleasure to send a cheque for 5£.2

My dear Sir | Yours sincerely | Ch Darwin

Footnotes

1
The year is established by the mention of CD’s donation to Dawkins (see n. 2, below).
2
Dawkins was investigating the Craven Caves, which are near Settle, North Yorkshire (see letter from W. B. Dawkins, 8 February 1871 and n. 3). Dawkins read his ‘Report on the results obtained by the Settle Cave Exploration Committee out of Victoria Cave in 1870’ at a meeting of the Royal Anthropological Institute on 3 April 1871 (Dawkins 1871c). CD recorded the donation of £5 to ‘Boyd Dawkins caves’ in his Classed account books (Down House MS).

Summary

Sends contribution of £5 to Settle Cave Exploration Fund.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-6695
From
Darwin, C. R.
To
Dawkins, W. B.
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Wellcome Library (MS. 7781/22)
Physical description
1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 6695,” accessed on 30 September 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-6695

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