Carruthers, William, 1830-1922 (botanist, Keeper of the Department of Botany, British Museum)
Found in 19 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents This collection consists of c. 200 letters acquired by the Rev. John Walker (1855-1941), a Scottish-Australian autograph collector. The main fields of interest represented are geology, botany, theology, literature, academia, and politics. Names that feature particularly prominently include Walker's uncle John Stuart Blackie, Professor of Greek at the University of Edinburgh; William Garden Blaikie, Professor of Divinity at New College, Edinburgh; James Geikie, Professor of Geology at the...
Scope and Contents Elwes writes that he is sending Ewart his paper for him to check, and asks him to select some photographs after consulting Eagle Clarke. He is also returning the original application as altered by Wallace, and recommends that Ewart make contact with Carruthers.
Dates: 16 November 1911
Scope and Contents Elwes writes that he has no doubt that Carruthers will publish his discoveries when he returns. He asks that Ewart return the proof of his paper by 01 December at the latest. He commiserates over Ewart's farm and promises to help him when he returns to England the following year.
The year is not written on the letter.
The year is not written on the letter.
Dates: 25 November 
Scope and Contents Elwes writes that he has presented the three sheep skins collected by Carruthers to the British Museum on condition that they are mounted at once. He describes the wool of the sheep in the Calcutta Zoological Gardens and recommends that Ewart sees them when he goes. He has applied for a space at Bristol (the Royal Agricultural Show) the following year to exhibit a selection of his pure breeds and crosses, and asks Ewart to join him.
Dates: 10 June 1912
Identifier: Coll-203/1 folio(s) 527
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from William Carruthers, with envelope, returning proofs of a [book] to Lyell with reference to editorial suggestions, on a slip of paper, concerning the botanical content. Refers to an enclosed abstract (missing) of a paper recently read at the Edinburgh Botanical Society. 29 August 1866.
Dates: 29 August 1866
Identifier: Coll-203/1 folio(s) 530
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from William Carruthers relating to fossils found in coal including Pothocites, Autholithes, [Carfioliltes] Helictoides. He mentions an ongoing scientific discussion between Brongniart, Ettingshausen and Morris as to the determination of the species of [Carfioliltes] Helictoides, 29 March 1870.
Dates: 29 March 1870
Identifier: Coll-203/1 folio(s) 532-533
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from William Carruthers relating to a notice on Arran ash-trees published by Mr Wunsch which he says is enclosed. He tells Lyell that Wunsch has promised a lengthened account to accompany Carruthers' account of the plants. Carruthers has, with British Association money, published a large series of accounts. He sends 3 of these to Lyell, 11 April 1870.
Dates: 11 April 1870
Identifier: Coll-203/1 folio(s) 534-535
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from William Carruthers concerning the [Sheppey Prints] which he believes are Proteaceous and not allied to Petrofiilia Discrifolia, contrary to the assertions of Rownbank, 28 July 1870.
Dates: 28 July 1870
Identifier: Coll-203/1 folio(s) 536-537
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from William Carruthers containing observations on fossilised plants found in ash beds, 3 November 1870.
Dates: 3 November 1870
Identifier: Coll-203/1 folio(s) 538-539
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from William Carruthers concerning Arran Trees found in Coal, specimens from a coal bed at Burntisland and the purchase by the [British] Museum of a collection of Old Red Plants, 04 November 1870.
Dates: 4 November 1870