SIA Acc. 06-121, Williamson, Martha Burton Woodhead 1843-1922, Martha Burton Woodhead Williamson Papers, 1849-1922

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Summary

Creator:
Williamson, Martha Burton Woodhead 1843-1922
Title:
Martha Burton Woodhead Williamson Papers, 1849-1922
Dates:
1849, 1849-1922
Summary:
Martha Burton Woodhead Williamson (1843-1922) was born in England and came to America with her parents at an early age, living in Ohio. During the Civil War she worked for the Christian Commission in Memphis, Tennessee. She was a faithful member of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union. In 1887 she moved to Los Angeles, California, and became a collector of California coastal shells. She corresponded and shared specimens with various malacologists of her time, including William Healey Dall and J.G. Cooper. Materials in this accession include correspondence, photographs, and clippings. Williamson's work was summarized in E. V. Coan, The Malacological Papers and Taxa of Martha Burton Woodhead Williamson, 1843-1922, The Veliger, 1989, 32 (3): 296-301
Topics:
Malacologists, Mollusks, Shells
Subjects:
Arnold, Ralph 1875-1961, Cooper, J. G (James Graham) 1830-1902, Dall, William Healey 1845-1927, Williamson, Martha Burton Woodhead 1843-1922, Berry, S. Stillman (Samuel Stillman) 1887-1984
Place:
California
Form/Genre:
Clippings, Collection descriptions, Manuscripts, Black-and-white photographs
Local Number:
SIA Acc. 06-121
Physical Description:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)

Finding Aids to Personal Papers and Special Collections in the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 06-121

Williamson, Martha Burton Woodhead, 1843-1922

Martha Burton Woodhead Williamson Papers, 1849-1922

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Williamson, Martha Burton Woodhead, 1843-1922
Title: Martha Burton Woodhead Williamson Papers
Dates: 1849-1922
Quantity: 0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection: Accession 06-121
Language of Materials: English

Descriptive Entry

Martha Burton Woodhead Williamson (1843-1922) was born in England and came to America with her parents at an early age, living in Ohio. During the Civil War she worked for the Christian Commission in Memphis, Tennessee. She was a faithful member of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union. In 1887 she moved to Los Angeles, California, and became a collector of California coastal shells. She corresponded and shared specimens with various malacologists of her time, including William Healey Dall and J. G. Cooper. Materials in this accession include correspondence, photographs, and clippings. Williamson's work was summarized in E. V. Coan, "The Malacological Papers and Taxa of Martha Burton Woodhead Williamson, 1843-1922," The Veliger, 1989, 32(3): 296-301.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-121, Williamson, Martha Burton Woodhead, 1843-1922, Martha Burton Woodhead Williamson Papers

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Container List

Box 1

American Association of Conchologists, 1890

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Adcock, Edward B.

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Arnold, Delos (re. Ralph Arnold)

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Cooper, James A.

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Dall, William Healey

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Elrod, Morton J.

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Gwatkin, H. M.

Box 1 of 1

Hartman, W. D.

Box 1 of 1

Hedley, Charles

Box 1 of 1

Hemphill, Henry

Box 1 of 1

Johnson, C. W.

Box 1 of 1

Leach, M. L.

Box 1 of 1

Lummis, Charles E.

Box 1 of 1

Raymond, W. J.

Box 1 of 1

Roper, Edward W.

Box 1 of 1

Simpson, Charles T.

Box 1 of 1

Stearns, Robert E. C.

Box 1 of 1

Tusenhausen, A. B.

Box 1 of 1

Winkley, Henry W.

Box 1 of 1

Yates, Lorenzo G.

Box 1 of 1

Program, Martha Burton Williamson funeral, March 21, 1922

Box 1 of 1

Photographs of Martha Burton Williamson

Box 1 of 1

Specimen photographs

Box 1 of 1

Family correspondence (a few letters from other family members)

Box 1 of 1

Newspaper clippings concerning Martha Burton Williamson

Box 1 of 1

Miscellaneous newspaper clippings

Box 1 of 1

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