RECORD: Darwin, C. R. 1929. [Letter to W. B. Dawkins, 1874]. In Sotheby & Co. Catalogue of valuable printed books & manuscripts…July. London, p. 62.

REVISION HISTORY: Transcribed and edited by John van Wyhe 10.2023. RN1

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Dawkins, William Boyd. 1874. Cave hunting: researches on the evidences of caves respecting the early inhabitants of Europe. London: Macmillan and Co. There is a lightly annotated copy in the Darwin Library—Down. Darwin thanked Dawkins again in an 18 October [1874] letter. See Correspondence vol. 25. This letter was apparently not previously recorded.

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The Property of the Reverend S. Taylor.

Holy Trinity Vicarage, Carlisle.

329 DARWIN (Charles) A. L. s, 2 ½ pp. 8vo. Beckenham, 9th March, n.y.

a grateful letter expressing admiration for his correspondent's book on "Cave Hunting." "The account of the formation of caves seems to me excellent, and contains much matter new to me"  

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