Cawson was the Steward at Jordan College. His dæmon had the form of a red setter.
On the night of Lord Asriel's arrival, Cawson visited the Retiring Room to check whether the Master's poppy and wine were prepared for when he and the Scholars finished eating.
Cawson had hair which was long enough to cover his ears.
There was an old and established rivalry between the Steward and the Butler, Wren, at Jordan College.
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