S2A3 Biographical Database of Southern African Science

Patrick, Mr David Livingstone (invertebrate collection)

Born: Date not known, Place not known.
Died: 5 August 1931, PinetownKwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

David Livingstone Patrick worked in the Public Works Department of the Cape Colony in 1900. He collected various land invertebrates in Zimbabwe, Mozambique and the Transvaal during the first decade of the twentieth century and presented his specimens to the South African Museum, Cape Town. His donations consisted of a small collection of invertebrates made at Umtali (now Mutare, Zimbabwe, near the Mozambique border), including specimens new to the museum (1902); arachnids from the Pungwe (or Pungue) River in Mozambique, which reaches the Indian Ocean at Beira, roughly east of Mutare (1904); and a small collection of spiders from the Transvaal (1906).

In 1916 Patrick was appointed as assistant inspector of machinery in the Department of Mines and Industries. He spent his later years in Natal. On 30 September 1912 he married Mary Emma Roy in Johannesburg.

List of sources:
Cape of Good Hope. Report of the Trustees of the South African Museum, 1902, 1904, 1906.

National Automated Archival Information Retrieval System (NAAIRS). http://www.national.archives.gov.za/naairs.htm Documents relating to David Livingstone Patrick / D.L. Patrick.

Patrick, David Livingstone. Identity Number: South African Marriage Records. Retrieved from http://www.identitynumber.org/marriage-lookup-surname-results.php?surname=PATRICK on 2019-2-11.

Patrick, David Livingstone. Rootsweb. Retrieved from https://lists.rootsweb.com/hyperkitty/list/south-africa-immigrants-british@rootsweb.com/thread/4955953/ on 2019-2-11.

Compiled by: C. Plug