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Darwin Correspondence Project

To W. B. Dawkins   18 October [1874]1

Down, | Beckenham, Kent.

Oct. 18th

My dear Sir

I am very much obliged to you for your great kindness in having sent me your magnificent work on Cave-Hunting.2

I was yesterday reading with much interest your article on the Basques.3

With many thanks | yours sincerely | Ch. Darwin

Footnotes

The year is established by the reference to Dawkins 1874a (see n. 2, below).
CD refers to Dawkins’s book Cave hunting: researches on the evidences of caves respecting the early inhabitants of Europe (Dawkins 1874a). There is a lightly annotated copy in the Darwin Library–Down (see Marginalia 1: 188).
Dawkins’s article ‘The northern range of the Basques’ appeared in the Fortnightly Review in September 1874 (Dawkins 1874b). It traced the geographical distribution of the Basque peoples from prehistoric times.

Summary

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

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-9682
From
Charles Robert Darwin
To
William Boyd Dawkins
Sent from
Down
Source of text
Buxton Museum and Art Gallery
Physical description
1p

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 9682,” accessed on 18 July 2019, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-9682.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 22

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