S2A3 Biographical Database of Southern African Science




Holmes, Miss Mary (shell collection)

Born: Date not known, Place not known.
Died: Date not known, Place not known.

Miss Mary Holmes lived in Port Elizabeth in 1886 and 1887, where she collected marine and terrestrial shells. She became a member of the Eastern Province Naturalists' Society in December 1886. At its annual meeting in January the next year she was awarded a silver medal, and free membership, for her splendid "competition collection" of marine and land shells.


List of sources:
Eastern Province Naturalists' Society. Minute Book, July 1885-March 1892, pp. 37, 161. (Port Elizabeth Public Library).


Compiled by: C. Plug


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