S2A3 Biographical Database of Southern African Science

Leppan, Miss Lilly (invertebrate collection)

Born: 28 August 1873, Place not known.
Died: 2 May 1904, Place not known.

"Miss Lilly Leppan" of Tea Fountain (a farm some 25 km west-north-west of Grahamstown) presented a steady stream of various specimens to the Albany Museum, Grahamstown, during 1891. In 1900 Miss L. Leppan of Tea Fountain, presumably the same person, donated some arachnids, molluscs, and a reptile. Also, "Fraulein L. Leppan" at some time gave specimens of non-marine molluscs to a Dr Panther [not identified] and was commemorated in the name of the species Gulella leppani (since renamed). She was presumably Miss Lilian Lavinia Leppan, aged 18 in 1891, daughter of Charles James Leppan and his wife Margaret Webb. A younger sister of her father, Letitia H. ("Letty") Leppan also presented some specimens to the Albany Museum.

List of sources:
Barnard, K.H. Personal names in South African conchology. Cape Town: Conchological Society of Southern Africa, 1965.

Cape of Good Hope. Report of the committee of the Albany Museum, 1891, 1900.

Heese, J.A. South African genealogies, Vol. 5. Stellenbosch, 1999.

Compiled by: C. Plug