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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 John Storer to William Boyd Dawkins   [before 3 October 1875]

Summary

Does not believe CD should place too much faith in statements regarding the continuous interbreeding of the Chillingham cattle.

Author:  John Storer
Addressee:  William Boyd Dawkins
Date:  [before 3 Oct 1875]
Classmark:  DAR 177: 343 (fragile)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-13845

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

To W. B. Dawkins   26 August [1867]

Summary

Thanks for information on Galloway cattle. [See 5614.]

Interested in WBD’s work on descent of the rhinoceros; is pleased to learn that he does not consider species to be immutable.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Boyd Dawkins
Date:  26 Aug [1867]
Classmark:  DAR 249: 79
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5616A

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

To W. B. Dawkins   30 [August 1867]

Summary

Suggests Dawkins publish a paper on new facts on changes in the skeletal structure of animals kept but not bred in captivity.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Boyd Dawkins
Date:  30 [Aug 1867]
Classmark:  Yale University Medical Historical Library, Harvey Cushing / John Hay Whitney Medical Library (with Rare Book QH9 D25 859)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-5618F

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

To W. B. Dawkins   12 April [1871]

Summary

Sends contribution of £5 to Settle Cave Exploration Fund.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Boyd Dawkins
Date:  12 Apr [1871]
Classmark:  Wellcome Library (MS. 7781/22)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6695

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

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

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

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   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

To W. B. Dawkins   3 February 1873

Summary

A letter of recommendation for W. B. Dawkins in his application for the Woodwardian professorship of geology in the university of Cambridge.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  William Boyd Dawkins
Date:  3 Feb 1873
Classmark:  Cambridge University Archives (GEOL 9/*1 2b)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8757F
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