Autograph Letter Signed ‘Jas. Dawson jnr’ to Thomas Gibbons sending him the epitaph of Samuel William Butler, Tragedian. 2 pp. 7 x 4½ inches, folds, a few minor creases Undated. James Dawson junior (1840-1906), lyric poet, son of a farmer at Hartshead, Lancashire, and a friend of Matthew Arnold. he wrote Facts and Fancies from the Farm; Lyrical Poems (1868).