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Dawson, John William, Sir, 1820-1899
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Sir William Dawson

This series includes John William Dawson's papers, which are chiefly scientific and scholarly in character, with some materials reflecting other aspects of Dawson's career, particularly educational work and religious controversy.

Dawson, John William, Sir, 1820-1899

Manuscript essays and addresses

Sub-subseries consists of manuscript essays and addresses on scientific subjects falling into four categories: (1) popular lectures, not only on geology, but also on biology, entomology, physics, archaeology and even linguistics; (2) mining, parti...

Dawson, John William, Sir, 1820-1899

Letter, 8 February 1847

Letter from John William Dawson, Edinburgh, to Margaret A. Y. Mercer , 11 Arniston Place, Newington, EdinburghCalled Mr. Hossburg. Discusses the Church and his concept of a Christian. Remarks on the Baptists in Nova Scotia.

Dawson, John William, Sir, 1820-1899

Letter, 3 March 1847

Letter from John William Dawson, Edinburgh, to Margaret A. Y. Mercer , 11 Arniston Place, Newington, EdinburghDescribes his interview with Margaret's father, on the subject of their marriage. Remarks on how much he misses her.

Dawson, John William, Sir, 1820-1899

Letter, 18 February 1847

Letter from John William Dawson, Edinburgh, to Margaret A. Y. Mercer , 11 Arniston Place, Newington, EdinburghHas read her friend's letter. Describes his search to discover the right path and God's will. Will see her father today. Will t...

Dawson, John William, Sir, 1820-1899

Letter, February 1847

Letter from John William Dawson, Edinburgh, to Margaret A. Y. Mercer, 11 Arniston Place, Newington, Edinburgh. Shall have to go to Glasgow next Wednesday. Wonders if Margaret can consent to be his wife. Suggests that they decide as seriously as po...

Dawson, John William, Sir, 1820-1899

Letter, February 1847

Letter from John William Dawson, Edinburgh, to Margaret A. Y. Mercer , 11 Arniston Place, Newington, EdinburghRemarks on his conversation with Margaret's father. Describes his feelings toward the attitude of Margaret's mother.

Dawson, John William, Sir, 1820-1899

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