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Authorised form of nameDawkins; Sir; William Boyd (1837 - 1929)
SurnameDawkins
ForenamesWilliam Boyd
Dates1837 - 1929
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Buttington, near Welshpool, Powys, Wales (26 December 1837)
Death:
Bowdon, Cheshire (15 January 1929)
ActivityEducation:
Jesus College, Oxford. MA
Career:
Geologist, on the Geological Survey of Great Britain (1861-1869); Lecturer in Geology, Owens College, Manchester (1870); travelled in America and Australia
Honours:
Kt 1919
Memberships:
FGS
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
6/06/1867
RelationshipsEldest son of Rev Richard Dawkins
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc Series B 1931 vol 107 pp xxiii-xxvi, plate, by Sir Arthur Smith Woodward
References:
Geoffrey Tweedale and Timothy Procter, 'New Documentary Evidence on the Career of Sir William Boyd Dawkins, FRS (1837-1929)' in NR 1991 vol 45 pp 193-200, plate
R W Home, 'The Royal Society and the Empire: the colonial and Commonwealth Fellowship. Part 2. After 1847' in NR 2003 vol 57 pp 47-84
Notes:
John Lubbock has signed the election certificate twice
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/79392990
Royal Society codeNA6232
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1867/03Dawkins, Sir William Boyd: certificate of election to the Royal Society
AP/63/9Contribution to the History of Pleiocene & Pleistocene Deer - Part I1885
MM/16/87Letter from Sir Arthur J Evans, Youlbury, to W B Dawkins21 June 1927
MM/16/82Letter from Sir Arthur J Evans, St Ives, to W B Dawkins12 September 1925
MM/16/80Letter from Sir Arthur J Evans, Youlbury, to W B Dawkins23 October 1923
MM/16/75Letter from Sir Arthur J Evans, Knossos, to W B Dawkins26 June 1923
MM/16/89Letter from Sir Arthur J Evans, Youlbury, to W B Dawkins24 December 1927
MM/16/79Letter from Sir Arthur J Evans, Youlbury, to W B Dawkins4 October 1923
MM/16/90Letter from Sir Arthur J Evans, Youlbury, to W B Dawkins27 December 1928
MM/16/86Letter from Sir Arthur J Evans, Youlbury, to W B Dawkins26 December 1926
MM/16/69Letter from Sir Arthur J Evans, Youlbury, Berks, to W B Dawkins30 November 1911
IM/Maull/001098Dawkins, Sir William Boyd1893
IM/Maull/001099Dawkins, Sir William Boydnd
AP/63/10Contribution to the History of Pleiocene & Pleistocene Deer - Part II 1885
AP/49/2On Ovibos Moschatus (Blainville)1867
NLB/4/880Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor William Boyd Dawkins, Fellow of the Royal Society18 November 1890
NLB/4/1196Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor William Boyd Dawkins, Woodhurst, Fallowfield, Manchester12 February 1891
MM/16/81Letter from Sir Arthur J Evans, Youlbury, to W B Dawkins23 February 1925
NLB/1/595Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor William Boyd Dawkins, Fellow of the Royal Society1 October 1887
NLB/10/840Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor William Boyd Dawkins, Fellow of the Royal Society16 February 1895
MM/16/77Letter from Sir Arthur J Evans, Youlbury, to W B Dawkins15 September 1923
MM/16/74Letter from Sir Arthur J Evans, Knossos, to W B Dawkins3 June 1922
MM/16/85Letter from Sir Arthur J Evans, Youlbury, to W B Dawkins28 December 1925
MM/16/78Letter from Sir Arthur J Evans, Youlbury, to W B Dawkins22 September 1923
MM/16/76Letter from Sir Arthur J Evans, Knossos, to W B Dawkinsc.1923
NLB/12/501Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor William Boyd Dawkins, Fellow of the Royal Society2 March 1896
NLB/57/207Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to unknown correspondent9 August 1919
RR/6/95Referee's report by George Busk, on a paper 'On the dentition of Rhinoceros leptorhinus (Owen)' by William Boyd Dawkins21 October 1866
RR/6/96Referee's report by William Henry Flower, on a paper 'Ovibos moschatus (Blainville)' by William Boyd Dawkins17 July 1867
RR/6/98Referee's report by Andrew Crombie Ramsay, on a paper 'Ovibos moschatus (Blainville)' by William Boyd Dawkins28 November 1867
RR/6/208Referee's report by William Boyd Dawkins, on a paper 'On fossil remains of equines from central and South America referable to Equus conversidens, Ow., Equus tan, Ow., and Equus arcidens, Ow' by Richard Owen15 July 1869
RR/7/250Referee's report by William Boyd Dawkins, on a paper 'On the osteology of the hyopotamidae' by W Kowalevsky11 April 1873
RR/8/286Referee's report by William Boyd Dawkins, on a paper 'On the results of recent explorations of erect trees containing animal remains in the coal-formation of Nova Scotia' by John William Dawson20 December 1881
RR/11/242Referee's report by William Boyd Dawkins, on a paper 'The Har Dalam cavern, Malta, and its fossiliferous contents' by John H Cooke22 April 1893
RR/6/94Referee's report by William Henry Flower, on a paper 'On the dentition of Rhinoceros leptorhinus (Owen)' by William Boyd Dawkins1 October 1866
RR/6/99Referee's report by George Busk, on a paper 'Ovibos moschatus (Blainville)' by William Boyd Dawkins28 January 1868
RR/9/261Referee's report by William Henry Flower, on a paper 'Contributions to the history of the pleiocene and pleistocene deer. Part I. Cervus verticornis, Cervus savini' by William Boyd Dawkins14 August 1885
NLB/73/54Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Arthur Smith Woodward, FRS7 November 1930
IM/001100Dawkins, Sir William Boydnd
RR/6/97Referee's report by George Rolleston, on a paper 'Ovibos moschatus (Blainville)' by William Boyd Dawkins17 August 1869
RR/8/287Detailed referee's report by William Boyd Dawkins, on a paper 'On the results of recent explorations of erect trees containing animal remains in the coal-formation of Nova Scotia' by John William Dawson20 December 1881
RR/9/262Referee's report by Robert Etheridge, on a paper 'Contributions to the history of the pleiocene and pleistocene deer. Part I. Cervus verticornis, Cervus savini' by William Boyd Dawkins25 August 1885
RR/7/199Referee's report by William Boyd Dawkins, on a paper 'Report on the exploration of Brixham Cave conducted by a committee of the Geological Society, and under the superintendence of Wm. Pengelly, Esq., F. R. S., aided by a local Committee; with descriptions of the animal remains by George Busk, Esq., F.R.S., and of the Flint implements by John Evans, Esq., F.R.S' by Joseph Prestwich, George Busk and John Evans16 December 1872
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