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William Boyd Dawkins

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Sir William Boyd Dawkins (1837- )

1922 Kt., D.Sc., M.A., F.R.S., Hon. M.I.Min.E., Assoc.Inst.C.E., Hon. Prof. University, Manchester, Civil and Mining Engineer (Geology), Fallowfield House, Fallowfield, Manchester; b. 1837; s. of Rev. Richard Dawkins; m. Frances Evans, 1866. Ed. Rossall School, Oxford University. Consulting Practice from 1870 in Mining and Civil Engineering, including the proposed Channel Tunnel, Kerosene Shale of New South Wales, South-Eastern Coalfield, the Water Supply of London, Portsmouth, Bristol, Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Bradford, Leeds, Carlisle and other places. Reports on Royal Commission on Metropolitan Water, 1893, and on Royal Commission on Coal Supplies, 1905. Geologist in the Geological Survey of Great Britain. Curator of the Manchester Museum; Professor of Geology in University, Manchester. Chief Works: Discovery of South-Eastern Coalfield, in Kent; discovery of salt-field, in the Isle of Man; the sub-Wealden Exploration in Sussex. Publications: "The Relation of Geology to Engineering," Inst.C.E., 1898, and others. Clubs: The Athenaeum, London, and the Conservative and Unionist, Manchester. War Services.—Advice to Munitions Board on works in Cheshire.

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