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Authorised form of nameThomson; Sir; Charles Thomas Wyville (1830 - 1882); naturalist
Other forms of nameCharles Wyville
Dates1830 - 1882
NationalityBritish
Place of birthBonsyde, Linlithgow, Scotland
Date of birth05 March 1830
Place of deathBonsyde, Linlithgow
Date of death10 March 1882
Research fieldNatural history; oceanography
ActivityEducation:
Merchiston; University of Edinburgh. LLD
Career:
Lecturer in Botany, King's College, Aberdeen (1850); Professor, Marischal College, Aberdeen; Professor of Zoology, Botany, and Geology, Queen's College, Belfast (1853); organised sounding expeditions in the North of Scotland (1868) and in the Mediterranean (1870); Professor of Natural History, Edinburgh University (1870); Chief of Scientific Staff to the Challenger expedition (1872-1876)
Honours:
Kt 1876
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election03/06/1869
Royal Society activityMedals and prizes:
Royal Medal 1876
RelationshipsSon of Andrew Thomson, Surgeon in the HEIC; changed his name to Charles Wyville Thomson when knighted
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/5231479
Royal Society codeNA6353
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MC/8Volume 8 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1867-1869
MC/9Volume 9 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1870-June 1873
RR/6/197Letter from Wyville Thomas Charles Thomson, regarding a paper 'On Holtenia, a genus of vitreous sponges' by Charles Thomas Wyville Thomson20 September 1869
RR/6/288Committee report, on a paper 'On Holtenia, a genus of vitreous sponges' by Charles Thomas Wyville Thomsonnd [1869]
RR/7/346Referee's report by William Benjamin Carpenter, on a paper 'On the echinoidea of the ’porcupine‘ deep-sea dredging-expeditions' by Charles Thomas Wyville Thomson30 May 1874
RR/7/347Referee's report by Henry John Carter on a paper 'On the echinoidea of the ’porcupine‘ deep-sea dredging-expeditions' by Charles Thomas Wyville Thomson10 June 1874
RR/7/453Referee's report by Charles Thomas Wyville Thomson, on a paper 'Preliminary report of the biological results of a cruise in H. M. S. 'Valorous’ to Davis Strait in 1875' by John Gwyn Jeffreys10 August 1876
MS/427/85Copy letter from [George Gabriel] Stokes, Secretary of the Royal Society; to the Secretary of the Admiralty26 January 1881
MS/427/121Copy letter from [Thomas Henry] Huxley, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir [Charles Wyville] Thomson14 July 1881
MS/427/119Copy letter from [Thomas Henry] Huxley, Secretary of the Royal Society; to the Comptroller of the H. M. Stationary Office14 July 1881
MS/427/157Copy letter from Walter White, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir [Ralph Robert Wheeler] Lingen, Treasury24 January 1882
MS/427/173Copy letter from [George Gabriel] Stokes, Secretary of the Royal Society; to the Secretary of the Admiralty1 April 1882
PT/71/1Paper, 'On the embryogeny of Antedon rosaceus (Lincks) (Comatula rosacea of Lamarck)' by Professor [Charles Thomas] Wyville Thomson[1862]
EC/1869/17Thomson, Sir Wyville Thomas Charles: certificate of election to the Royal Society
RR/5/272Referee's report by George Busk, on a paper 'On the embryogeny of Antedon rosaceus, Linck (Comatula rosacea of Lamarck)' by Charles Thomas Wyville Thomson13 April 1863
RR/5/270Referee's report by William Benjamin Carter, on a paper 'On the embryogeny of Antedon rosaceus, Linck (Comatula rosacea of Lamarck)' by Charles Thomas Wyville Thomson12 March 1863
RR/6/286Referee's report by William Benjamin Carpenter, on a paper 'On Holtenia, a genus of vitreous sponges' by Charles Thomas Wyville Thomson3 August 1869
RR/6/289Referee's report by Henry John Carter, on two papers 'On Holtenia, a genus of vitreous sponges' by Charles Thomas Wyville Thomson and 'On Palaeocoryne, a genus of tubularine hydrozoa from the Carboniferous formation' by Peter Martin Duncan and H M Jenkins9 August 1869
RR/6/209Letter from Henry Benjamin Wheatley, to George Gabriel Stokes, regarding three papers 'On Holtenia, a genus of vitreous sponges' by Charles Thomas Wyville Thomson, 'The physiological action of atropine, digitaline, and aconitine on the heart and blood-vessels of the frog' by Frederic B Nunneley and 'Description of Parkeria and Loftusia, two gigantic types of arenaceous foraminifera' by William Benjamin Carpenter and Henry Bowman Brady1 September 1869
MS/427/120Copy letter from [Thomas Henry] Huxley, Secretary of the Royal Society; to the Secretary of the H. M. Treasury14 July 1881
NLB/11/907Copy letter from Michael Foster, to the Secretary, Her Majesty's Treasury, Whitehall1 November 1895
RR/6/287Letter from Henry B Wheatley, to George Gabriel Stokes, regarding two papers 'On Holtenia, a genus of vitreous sponges' by Charles Thomas Wyville Thomson and 'On Palaeocoryne, a genus of tubularine hydrozoa from the Carboniferous formation' by Peter Martin Duncan and H M Jenkins3 September 1869
PT/71/1/1Manuscript, 'On the embryogeny of Antedon rosaceus (Lincks) (Comatula rosacea of Lamarck)' by Professor [Charles Thomas] Wyville Thomson[1862]
PT/71/1/2Plate, drafts of Comatula rosacea anatomy by [Charles Thomas Wyville Thomson?][1862]
PT/71/1/3Plate, uncompressed pseudoembryo by [Edwin M Williams][1862]
PT/71/1/4Plate, ovary and ova in various stages of development by [Edwin M Williams]December 1862
PT/71/1/5Plate, vesicles of evolution and spermatozoa by [Edwin M Williams]December 1862
PT/71/1/6Plate, egg after impregnation and yolk segmentation by [Edwin M Williams]December 1862
PT/71/1/7Plate, earlier stages of yolk segmentation by [Edwin M Williams]December 1862
PT/71/1/8Plate, development of pseudoembryo by [Edwin M Williams]December 1862
PT/71/1/9Plate, dorsal and ventral aspects of pseudoembryo by [Edwin M Williams]December 1862
PT/71/1/10Plate, dorsal view of pseudoembryo by [Edwin M Williams]December 1862
PT/71/1/11Plate, ventral aspect of pseudoembryo by [Edwin M Williams]December 1862
PT/71/1/12Plate, lateral aspect of pseudoembryo by [Edwin M Williams]December 1862
PT/71/1/13Plate, dorsal aspect of pseudoembryo by [Edwin M Williams]December 1862
PT/71/1/14Plate, pseudoembryo losing organs of assimilation and locomotion by [Edwin M Williams]December 1862
PT/71/1/15Plate, pseudoembryo losing organs of assimilation and locomotion by [Edwin M Williams]December 1862
PT/71/1/16Plate, pseudoembryo losing organs of assimilation and locomotion by [Edwin M Williams]December 1862
PT/71/1/17Plate, pentacrinoid larva after separation of oral valves by [Edwin M Williams][1862]
PT/71/1/18Plate, portion of oral disc of pentacrinoid larva by [Edwin M Williams][1862]
PT/71/1/19Plate, pentacrinoid larva after separation of oral valves by [Edwin M Williams][1862]
PT/71/1/20Plate, enlarged end of extending arm of pentacrinoid larva by [Edwin M Williams][1862]
PT/71/1/21Plate, arrangement of non-extensile tentacles of pentacrinoid larva by [Edwin M Williams][1862]
PT/71/1/22Plate, pentacrinoid larva before expansion of ventral disk by [Edwin M Williams][1862]
MC/8/202Letter from [Charles] Wyville Thomson, Strandtown, Belfast, to W B [William Benjamin] Carpenter, Vice-President of the Royal Society30 May 1867
MC/8/222Letter from Willm B [William Benjamin] Carpenter, University of London, Burlington House, to [Sir Edward Sabine], President of the Royal Society18 June 1868
MC/8/440Letter from [Charles] Wyville Thomson, Strandtown Belfast, to Dr [William] Sharpey, Secretary of the Royal Society3 November 1869
MC/9/30Letter from Willm B [William Benjamin] Carpenter, University of London, Burlington House, to Professor [George Gabriel] Stokes, [Secretary of the Royal Society]15 February 1870
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