S2A3 Biographical Database of Southern African Science

Marchant, Mrs E E (insect collection)

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

Mrs E.E. Marchant was the wife of Reverend W.N.C. Marchant, Church of England minister at Clanwilliam during 1899-1903. Both of them presented invertebrates to the South African Museum in Cape Town, but Mrs Marchant was the more important collector. Reverend Marchant initiated their contributions with three spiders in 1899. The next year Mrs Marchant sent in 136 insects representing 43 species, most of them moths. Fourteen species of moths were new to the museum's collections, as were two genera and species of the order Neuroptera (lacewings). In 1901 she presented various other land invertebrates, including 40 spiders of which two were new to the museum. Further lepidoptera, chiefly moths collected at Clanwilliam, followed in 1903. Of the 71 species five were new to the museum.

List of sources:
Cape of Good Hope. Report of the Trustees of the South African Museum, 1899 to 1903.

General directory of South Africa, 1903.

Marchant, Walter Lightfoot. St. Johns Anglican Church cemetery, Clanwilliam. Retrieved from http://www.ancestors.co.za/st-johns-anglican-church-cemetery-clanwilliam/nggallery/page/2/image/1271 on 2018-8-30.

Compiled by: C. Plug