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Authorised form of nameThomson; Sir; Charles Thomas Wyville (1830 - 1882); naturalist
Other forms of nameThomson, Sir Charles Wyville
SurnameThomson
ForenamesCharles Thomas Wyville
Dates1830 - 1882
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Bonsyde, Linlithgow, Scotland (05 March 1830)
Death:
Bonsyde, Linlithgow (10 March 1882)
ActivityResearch Field:
Natural history, oceanography
Education:
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
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
3/06/1869
Medals/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
Royal Society codeNA6353
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
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
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
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