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Williamson, Martha Burton Woodhead 1843-1922
Martha Burton Woodhead Williamson Papers, 1849-1922
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.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Williamson, Martha Burton Woodhead 1843-1922
- Dall, William Healey, 1845-1927
- Cooper, J. G. (James Graham), 1830-1902
- United States Christian Commission
- Woman's Christian Temperance Union
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-121, Martha Burton Woodhead Williamson Papers