S2A3 Biographical Database of Southern African Science

Mader, Mr Philippus Albertus (plant collection)

Born: 16 August 1835, Stellenbosch, South Africa.
Died: 13 April 1904, Place not known.

P.A. Mader was admitted to practice as a land surveyor in the Cape Colony in August 1858. From 1873 he collected plants in the Clanwilliam area and for some years sent specimens to P. MacOwan* at Somerset East. He also corresponded with Dr W.G. Atherstone* of Grahamstown. In 1874 Mader visited the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, near London, and presented them with a collection of plants from Namaqualand. Other specimens collected by him are housed in the herbarium of Albany Museum, the Bolus Herbarium at the University of Cape Town, and the Compton Herbarium in Cape Town. The species Oxalis maderi was named after him by H. Bolus*.

In the General directory... for 1886 P.A. Mader was listed as a land surveyor at Tulbach. He was probably Philippus Albertus Mader, son of Johan Adam Mader and his wife Catharina Anna Elizabeth Wege, who married Sophia Benson Earle and later Alice Hays, and had six children.

List of sources:
Cape Town directory..., 1865, p. 89 and General directory and guide-book to the Cape of Good Hope and its dependencies, 1886, pp. 111-112: Lists of sworn government land surveyors.

Gunn, M. & Codd, L.E. Botanical exploration of southern Africa. Cape Town: Balkema, 1981.

Malherbe, D.F. du T. Family register of the South African nation (3rd ed.) Stellenbosch: Tegniek, 1966.

Philippus Albertus Mader. Geni. Retrieved from https://www.geni.com/people/Philippus-Albertus-Mader-b8c4/6000000004148680635 on 2018-8-9.

WikiTree. Philippus Albertus Mader. Retrieved from https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Mader-199 on 2018-8-9.

Compiled by: C. Plug