Saunders, Edith Rebecca, 1865–1945 (botanist)
- Existence: 1865–1945
Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:
Letter from the Royal Society notifying Bateson that he had been awarded the Darwin Medal for 1904, along with letters of congratulations.
Correspondents congratulating Bateson on the award include Francis Darwin, [Adam] Sedgwick, William Huggins, Edith Rebecca Saunders, Alfred Newton, Charles S. Myers, F.D. Godman, Oliver Lodge, Marion Bidder, and Daniel T. MacDougal.
Originally in an envelope titled 'G.4.d.1-6'. Includes three letters received from Edith Rebecca Saunders, a few pages of notes in her hand, and a telegram from Haage & Schmidt concerning an order for seeds.
Includes letters written from Happisburgh, London, Sheffield, Berlin and Vienna. The letter dated 13 Apr. 1910 includes a drawing of a mock sun effect (parhelion) witnessed by Bateson from the train to Cambridge (item 5 [5:1r]). That of 29 June mentions plans to go to Merton with Edith Rebecca Saunders (item 9 [9:1r]). The letters from Berlin and Vienna include mention of Erwin Baur (items 18-23 [18:1r]) and Paul Kammerer (item 21 [21:1r]).
Includes letters written from Paris, Surrey and Dorking. The letters of 22-23 Aug. 1911 (items 11-12 [11:1r]) mention Edith Rebecca Saunders [‘ERS’].
Laboratory notebook containing records for poultry breeding lines W 700-885 (birds which hatched between February and April 1902).
Entries for each bird include notes on colour, comb and other physical characteristics or oddities (e.g. crooked toes), state of health, and cause of death, etc. The entry for bird W 821 includes two drawings of its unusual beak [page 128]. Some birds are marked ‘gone to Edith’ [Edith Rebecca Saunders], e.g. W 789 [page 96] and W 792-793 [pp. 99-100].
Correspondence with Sir Francis Galton and W.F.R. Weldon, continued from [G.5]. Includes letters concerning Bateson’s criticism of the methodology of Weldon’s report on the study of variability in 7000 young female crabs. Also includes a draft letter from Bateson to Galton re a grant application for plant breeding experiments to be undertaken in the Cambridge Botanic Gardens with Miss [Edith Rebecca] Saunders; item 9 [9:1].
Draft letter from Bateson to W.F.R. Weldon re finances (24 Mar. 1898), together with two handwritten draft reports on breeding and heredity experiments carried out by Bateson and Edith Saunders in 1898, including a list of expenditure.
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