Boyd Dawkins Testimonials

An introduction by R. B. Freeman

This is the third and last of the printed pamphlets known to me which contains a testimonial letter from Darwin. A general note on these is given under the first, that for Edward William Brayley in 1845 (No. 324). William Boyd Dawkins had been appointed to the Chair of Geology at Owens College in 1872, but did not get the Woodwardian Chair at Cambridge and remained at Manchester for the rest of his long working life.

Darwin, C. R. [1873]. [Testimonial] In Testimonials in favour of W. Boyd Dawkins, M.A., F.R.S., F.G.S. a candidate for the Woodwardian Professorship of Geology. Cambridge: University Press printed. Text Image Text & image F1216


From: Freeman, R. B. 1977. The Works of Charles Darwin: An Annotated Bibliographical Handlist. 2nd edn. Dawson: Folkstone.

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