Robert Kearsley Dawson was an English surveyor and cartographer.
Robert K. Dawson was born in 1798 in Dover. His father was Robert Dawson, a surveyor.
He studied at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich.
In 1816, he was commissioned into the Royal Engineers, and between 1819 and 1829 took part in the triangulation and mapping of Ireland and Scotland under Thomas Colby. In 1831, he was recalled to England to survey the boundaries of the proposed Parliamentary Boroughs for the Great Reform Acting, producing a series of one-inch and two-inch maps that are preserved in two volumes in the British Library. Death