Thomson, Charles Wyville, 1830-1882 (naturalist and professor of natural history, University of Edinburgh)
Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:
Contains lecture notes, two printed works and one textbook annotated by Ewart.
- 10 boxes of correspondence
- 2 boxes of miscellaneous papers and lecture notes
- 24 boxes of offprints of papers
- 294 notebooks
Lankester states that, following the resignation of Charles Wyville Thomson, Professor of Natural History at the University of Edinburgh, he is to prepare a book of testimonials and requests that Ewart writes in favour of him.
Herdman responds to Ewart's enquiries about himself by claiming that he had nothing to do with the HMS Challenger expedition, although he was one of Wyville Thomson's 'young men' at the 'Challenger Office'. He goes on to describe his work on the Tunicata collected on the voyage, and provides some more biographical information.
Mortensen writes concerning his query about P. phiale, a type of Pourtalesia, which he is trying to identify correctly from Wyville Thomson's description in his 'Memoir on the Echinoidea of the Porcupine Expedition' (1874) and from A. Agasse's report on the Challenger expedition. He asks if Ewart whether the 'Edinburgh Museum' might have a specimen for him to compare with his own.
Two manuscript notebooks of notes of Charles Wyville Thompson's Natural History lectures, taken down by James Cossar Ewart, 1872
Volume 1: May 1872
Volume 2: Summer Session 1872