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Darwin Correspondence Project

William Walter Roberts


Roman Catholic priest. MA, Oxford (Merton College). Converted to Catholicism. Attended T. H. Huxley’s lectures and was a friend of St G. J. Mivart. Seceded from the Catholic Church. Married Anne Shannan Caird in 1878.


Alum. Oxon.

England & Wales, national probate calendar (index of wills and administrations), 1858–1966 (, accessed 14 May 2013) (Community Trees; accessed 14 May 2013)

London, England, births and baptisms, 1813–1906 (, accessed 14 May 2013)

Nineteenth Century 42 (1897): 994

‘Rome’s recruits:’ a list of Protestants who have become Catholics since the Tractarian Movement (London: The Whitehall Review, 1878).


Alum. Oxon.: Alumni Oxonienses: the members of the University of Oxford, 1500–1886: … with a record of their degrees. Being the matriculation register of the university. Alphabetically arranged, revised, and annotated by Joseph Foster. 8 vols. London and Oxford: Parker & Co. 1887–91.