Marshall, William (1815-1890).

William Marshall (1815-1890) of Ely, Cambs, solicitor and  sometime coroner for Ely, botanist; 

 

Wm MarshallSon of William Marshall of Ely, solicitor and naturalist; and elder brother of John Marshall, FRS, (1818-1891), anatomist, Professor of Surgery at UCL.

 

Marshall corresponded with  J S Henslow, C C Babington, Rev L (Jenyns) Blomefield and Charles Darwin.   An account of his correspondence with Blomefield is given by Vaughan in BSBI News 62: 32-33 (1992).

 

In 1852 his letters concerning the life-history of Elodea canadensis, the American pond weed, recently introduced to the British Isles, were published in the ‘Cambridge Independent Press’.

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