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Interior of Buxton Museum and Art Gallery - Sir WILLIAM BOYD DAWKINS room
Dawkins, Sir William Boyd
c 1920's ?
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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.