Charles Willison Johnson

Charles Willison Johnson
Charles Willison Johnson, 1896. Photo courtesy of the MCZ

26 October 1863 – 19 July 1932

Born: Morris, Plains, Morris County, New Jersey.

Died: Brookline, Massachusetts.

Occupation: Naturalist. Malacologist. Entomologist. Curator, Wagner Free Institute, Philadelphia, 1888-1903. Curator of Eocene and Oligocene collections at ANSP. Principal Curator, Boston Society of Natural History, 1903-1932.

Education: Public and Prepatory schools in Morristown, New Jersey.

Societies / Service: Business Manager, Nautilus, 1890-1932. Member, AAAS, ANSP, Entomological Society of America, Boston Malacological Club, President.

Travels: ??

Collection Deposition: ??

Research Interests: Olividae, New England Marine mollusks.

Remarks: Moved to St. Augustine, Florida in 1880. MarriedCarrie W. Ford, daughter of John Ford, 1897.

Data from: Abbott, R.T., and M.E. Young (eds.). 1973. American Malacologists: A national register of professional and amateur malacologists and private shell collectors and biographies of early American mollusk workers born between 1618 and 1900. American Malacologists, Falls Church, Virginia. Consolidated/Drake Press, Philadelphia. 494 pp.

Other References:

Partial Bibliography

Johnson, C.W. ???? On some fossil Unios and other freshwater shells from the drift at Toronto, Canada. Nautilus 7(?):96-??

Johnson, C.W. 1891. List of land and fresh-water Mollusca collected in Jamaica. Nautilus 5(3):32-34.

Johnson, C.W. 1894. Editorial correspondence from Alabama. Nautilus 8(7):74-75.

Johnson, C.W. 1897. In Memorium – Henry Moores. Nautilus 10(11):128-130.

Johnson, C.W. 1898. Ellwood Pleas. Nautilus 11(10):114-115.

Johnson, C.W. 1902. Alpheus Hyatt. Nautilus 15(12):142-144.

Johnson, C.W. 1904. Ancyli adhearing to water beetles. Nautilus 17(10):120.

Johnson, C.W. 1905. Edward H. Ashmun. Nautilus 18(11):121-122 + 1 plate.

Johnson, C.W. 1906. Samuel Hart Wright. Nautilus 19(9):105-106.

Johnson, C.W. 1910. Shells of Mt. Equinox, Vermont. Nautilus 24(6):72.

Johnson, C.W. 1915. Viviparus malleatus Reeve in Massachusetts. Nautilus 29(3):35.

Johnson, C.W. 1915. List of the Mollusca. Fauna of New England, Part XIII. Occasional Papers of the Boston Society of Natural History 7(13):1-231.

Johnson C.W. 1916. Viviparus contectoides Binn. in Boston, Mass. Nautilus 30(6):72.

Johnson, C.W. 1918. Viviparus malleatus and contectoides in Massachusetts. Nautilus 31(3):107-108.

Johnson, C.W. 1921. The Hinkley and Nason Collections. Nautilus 35(2):62.

Johnson, C.W. 1928 Fred. L. Button. Nautilus 42(1):33-34.

Johnson, C.W. 1932. Truman Heminway Aldrich. Nautilus 46(1):34-35.

Johnson, C.W., and H.A. Pilsbry. 1892. A new American Helix. Nautilus 6(1):8-9.
Pilsbry, H.A., and C.W. Johnson. 1912. A new Floridian Viviparus. Nautilus 26(4):48.