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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
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.

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

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Container List

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American Association of Conchologists, 1890

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Adcock, Edward B., 1890-1891

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Arnold, Delos (re: Ralph Arnold), 1889-1906

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Cooper, James G., 1889-1892

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Dall, William Healey, 1891-1916

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Elrod, Morton J., 1902

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Gwatkin, H. M., 1900-1905

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Hartman, W. D., 1891

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Hedley, Charles, 1903-1904

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Hemphill, Henry, 1904-1905

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Johnson, C. W., 1905

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Leach, M. L., 1889

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Lummis, Charles E., 1904

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Raymond, W. J., 1890-1902

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Roper, Edward W., 1889-1890

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Simpson, Charles T., 1902

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Stearns, Robert E. C., 1890-1903

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Tusenhausen, A. B., 1890-1891

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Winkley, Henry W., 1896

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Yates, Lorenzo G., 1893

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Program, Martha Burton Williamson funeral, March 21, 1922

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Photographs of Martha Burton Williamson

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Specimen Photographs

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Family Correspondence (a few letters from other family members), c. 1849-1903

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Newspaper Clippings concerning Martha Burton Williamson, 1894-1899

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Miscellaneous Newspaper Clippings, 1899

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