S2A3 Biographical Database of Southern African Science

Morrison, Mr Charles William (insect collection)

Born: Date not known, Place not known.
Died: 1927, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Charles William Morrison of Estcourt, Natal, presented several rare butterflies to the South African Museum, Cape Town, in 1893, including "Precis Tugela, Aphnaeus Hutchinsonii, and the first extra-tropical example of the scarce Jolaus Pallene which has been received at the museum". In total there were ten species, collected at Karkloof, Weenen, Estcourt, and Tugela.

He was probably the same person as C.W. Morrison who was at the Broughton Fruit Estate, Northdene (near Durban) in 1903 and 1907. In 1916/7 Charles William Morrison of 568 Ridge Road, Durban, became a foundation member of the South African Biological Society. He was still listed as a member in 1920.

List of sources:
Cape of Good Hope. Report of the Trustees of the South African Museum, 1893.

National Automated Archival Information Retrieval System (NAAIRS). http://www.national.archives.gov.za/naairs.htm Documents relating to Morrison, Charles William / Morrison, C.W.

South African Journal of Natural History, 1918, Vol.1(1), pp. 8-15: Roll of Foundation Members [of the SA Biological Society]; 1920, Vol. 2(2), pp. 293-301, Roll of members.

Compiled by: C. Plug