Martha Burton Woodhead Williamson Papers,
1849-1922

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 06-121
Creators:
Williamson, Martha Burton Woodhead 1843-1922
Dates:
1849-1922
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
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.

Notes
Personal Papers

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

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Williamson, Martha Burton Woodhead 1843-1922 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dall, William Healey, 1845-1927 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cooper, J. G. (James Graham), 1830-1902 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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