S2A3 Biographical Database of Southern African Science




Southey, Mr Claud (archaeology)

Born: 24 April 1875, Place not known.
Died: December 1935, Cape Town, South Africa.

Claude G. Southey was the only son of Charles W. Southey, senator and farmer, and his wife Georgina S.M. Greaves. He was a grandson of Sir Richard Southey*. In 1893 he presented a variety of prehistoric stone artefacts from the Cradock district to the Port Elizabeth Museum. Years later, in 1905, he donated "stone knives and flakes" from the Middelburg Division to the South African Museum, Cape Town. In 1923 he published a pamphlet entitled The conservation of flood waters (Cape Town, 5p), which was written in both English and Afrikaans.


List of sources:
Cape of Good Hope. Report of the Trustees of the South African Museum, 1905.

Cape of Good Hope. Report on the Port Elizabeth Museum, 1893.

Heese, J.A. South African genealogies. Pretoria and Stellenbosch, 1986-2005.

South African bibliography to the year 1925. London: Mansell, 1979.


Compiled by: C. Plug


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