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Group of people at Buxton Museum for the opening of the Sir WILLIAM BOYD DAWKINS room, 30 October 19
Dawkins, Sir William Boyd
30 October 1929
Buxton Museum - Terrace Road
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Opening of the Library and Museum in Peak Buildings, 1928. Left to right: Dr Guppie (Rylands Library); Alderman Pugh; Dr. Sayse; Sir A. Kieth; Harold Hill; F A Holmes.
Sir WILLIAM BOYD DAWKINS (1837-1929), was an english geologist and archaeologist. He was a member (1861-69) of the Geological Survey of Great Britain, curator (1870-90) of the Manchester Museum, and professor of geology (from 1872) at Owens College (now Victoria Univ.), Manchester. Noted for his research on fossil mammals and on the antiquity of man, he wrote Cave Hunting (1874) and Early Man in Britain (1880) and was co-author of The British Pleistocene Mammalia (6 vol., 1866-1912). He was knighted in 1919.