Carpenter, William Benjamin, 1813-1885 (naturalist)
Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:
Correspondence to Sir Archibald Geikie: Thomas Lauder Brunton to William Sweetland Dallas, 1857-1913
Scope and Contents The Correspondence to Sir Archibald Geikie: Thomas Lauder Brunton to William Sweetland Dallas sub-series consists of:
- 74 letters to Sir Archibald Geikie, alphabetically arranged (1857-1913)
Identifier: Coll-203/1 folio(s) 495-496
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from William Benjamin Carpenter concerning the identification of a sample fossil from the Nummulites species, the engagement of a draughtsman, the contents of a paper read by Williamson at the Royal Microscopic Society concerning Ortbitolina and foraminefera and an invitation to dinner. 09 July 1850.
Dates: 9 July 1850
Identifier: Coll-203/1 folio(s) 497-498
Scope and Contents Letter to Sir Charles Lyell from William Benjamin Carpenter, with envelope, accompanying the return of a signed book which had been sent in error. Discusses a public letter by Falconer accusing Lyell of plagiarism in his conclusions to the [book]. Refers to an item in the Athenaeum concerning the Abbeville jaw. 18 April 1863.
Dates: 18 April 1863
Identifier: Coll-203/1 folio(s) 499-500
Scope and Contents Letter, with envelope, giving the reference, price and outlet for Carpenter's Introduction to the Study of the Foraminifera, details of other works concerning foraminifera, apologies for missing a Geology Society of London meeting due to ill health and a discussion concerning Zoophytes 30 November 1864.
Dates: 30 November 1864
Identifier: Coll-203/1 folio(s) 501-502
Scope and Contents Letter, thanking Lyell for forwarding some specimens. Descriptions of results in experiments to isolate the Foraminefera Eozoon from these and other specimens. Details of a dispute concerning this with William King and the possible diagrammatic presentation of results at the Geological Society of London when King presents his paper, 09 December 1865.
Dates: 09 December 1865
Identifier: Coll-203/1 folio(s) 503-504
Scope and Contents Letter, with envelope, concerning the existence of the foraminefera Eozoon and a collaboration with Story-Maskelyne of the British Museum to prove this. 27 December 1865.
Dates: 27 December 1865
Identifier: Coll-203/1 folio(s) 505-506
Scope and Contents Letter, with envelope, reporting that Carpenter had been showing Rowney thin sections of Canadian Eozoon, a species of foraminefera to prove its existance to him. Asserts that Story-Maskerlyne and Busk are convinced it exists and that King and Rowney had been studying rocks which were too heavily metamorphosed. 09 January 1866.
Dates: 09 January 1866
Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/C2/3
Scope and Contents Records of chemistry students with index. Students include Philip Whiteside Maclagan, Robert Harkness and William Benjamin Carpenter.