S2A3 Biographical Database of Southern African Science

Jeffery, Mr G W (insect collection)

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

G.W. Jeffery donated insects from Barberton to the Transvaal Museum (now the Ditsong National Museum of Natural History), Pretoria, in 1903/4. Many of the specimens proved to be new to the known fauna of the territory. He followed this up with a collection of Lepidoptera, chiefly moths, during 1905/6, and more moths during 1906/7. All the specimens were from the Barberton area. At some time he also donated Lepidoptera to the museum from Kenya.

He was probably George William Jeffery, who lived at Kilifi on the coast of Kenya, and died at Nairobi on 15 January 1952.

List of sources:

Robertson, H. Biodiversity explorers. http://www.biodiversityexplorer.org/people Retrieved on 2018-2-8.

Transvaal [Colony], Colonial Secretary's Department. Museum and Zoological Gardens (pp. H1-H2). In Annual report for the year ended 30 June 1904.

Transvaal Museum. Annual Report, 1905/6, 1906/7.

Compiled by: C. Plug