MC:F35/MS4 Papers relating to Former Pupils of Gunther
Bound volume inscribed on spine “C. H. Martin – Zoological Papers and Letters”. This is a guardbook (which originally bore the library shelf-mark Magd. MART-C (NOT)) assembled by Gunther which contains material relating to Charles Herbert George Martin (C. 1900–6), who was killed near Ypres in 1915. Martin read Natural Science at Magdalen under Robert Gunther, and was starting out on an academic career, having obtained a post at Glasgow University, when in 1910 his father died, and he returned to his native Wales to combine his scientific pursuits with the life of a country gentleman. The guardbook contains the following items:
(1) Photograph of Martin.
(2) Printed leaflet with obituaries of Martin, one of which was written by Gunther.
(3) MS memoir of Martin, with a newspaper cutting attached.
(4)–(8) Letters to Gunther from the marine biologist Sir John Murray (1841–1914), dated between 11 May and 15 June 1905, discussing Martin’s work with him at in Scotland.
(9)–(10) Letters to Gunther from Charles Martin himself, dated 17 July and 4 August 1905, discussing his work with Murray.
(11) Letter from R. Dolvin (address, Glasgow) to Robert Gunther, dated 10 Jun 1909, thanking him for his hospitality when he visited Oxford. The letter has a note that it is sent c/o Martin. Dolvin had travelled down with Martin and met Gunther in his company.
(12)–(22) Letters to Gunther from Charles Martin, written between 10 Jun 1909 and 6 Dec 1913, on various subjects.
(23)–(24) Letter (2 sheets) to Gunther from Frederick Keeble, dated 18 May 1915, reflecting on Martin’s character.
(25)–(26) Letters to Gunther from Elise Martin, Charles Martin’s widow, both undated, but written after his death. In one of them she encloses a photograph
(27) Offprint of two articles by Martin, ‘Notes on some Oligochaets found on the Scottish Loch Survey’, and ‘Notes on some Turbellaria from Scottish Lochs’, both from Proceedings of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Series B, 28, part I (October 1907), pp. 21–7 and 28–34.
(28) Offprint of article by Martin, ‘Some Observations on Acinetaria [Parts I–II]’ from the Quarterly Journal of Microscopical Science, Vol. 53 Part 2 (Jan 1909), pp. 351–90. This, and most of the following offprints were inscribed by Martin to Gunther.
(29) Offprint of article by Martin, ‘Some Observations on Acinetaria [Part III]’ from the Quarterly Journal of Microscopical Science, Vol. 53 Part 3 (Mar 1909), pp. 629–64.
(30) Offprint of article by Martin, ‘Observations on Trypanoplasma congeri: Part I: The Division of the Active Form’, Quarterly Journal of Microscopical Science, Vol. 55, part 3 (September 1910), pp. 485–96.
(31) Offprint of article by Martin (written with Major W. Glen M. Liston), ‘Contributions to the Study of Pathogenic Amoebae from Bombay’, Quarterly Journal of Microscopical Science, Vol. 57, part 2, no. 226 (November 1911), pp. 107–28.
(32) Offprint of article by Martin, ‘A Note on the Early Stages of Nuclear Division of the Large Amoeba from Liver- abscesses’, Quarterly Journal of Microscopical Science, Vol. 57, part 2, no. 226 (November 1911), pp. 279–81.
(33) Offprint of article by Martin, ‘A Note on the Protozoa from Sick Soils, with Some Account of the Life-Cycle of a Flagellate Monad’, Proceedings of the Royal Society (London), Series B, Vol. B85, no. 580 (20 August 1912), pp. 393–400.
(34) Offprint of article by Martin, ‘Further Observations on the Intestinal Trypanoplasmas of Fishes, with a Note on the Division of Trypanoplasma cyprini in the Crop of a Leech’, Quarterly Journal of Microscopical Science, Vol. 59, part 1, no. 233 (May 1913), pp. 175–195.
(35) Offprint of article by Martin, ‘A Note on the Occurrence of Nematocysts and Similar Structures in the Various Groups of the Animal Kingdom’, Biologisches Centralblatt (Leipzig), Vol. 34, no. 4 (20 April 1914), pp. 248–73 (with 8 text figs).
(36) Offprint of article by Martin (written with Kenneth Robert Lewin), ‘Some Notes on Soil-Protozoa’, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society (London), Series B, B(205), [no issue number], (November 1914), pp. 77–94.
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