S2A3 Biographical Database of Southern African Science

Taylor, Mr Claude H (ornithology)

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

Claude H. Taylor became a member of the South African Ornithologists' Union in 1905, a year after its formation. He contributed a paper to its Journal (1907, Vol. 3(1), pp. 12-41) entitled "Notes on a collection of birds made in the Amsterdam district upon the Transvaal-Swaziland border between the months of June and October, 1906". He was assisted in his collecting by J.A.S. Bucknill*. Taylor was still a member of the Union by 1909, when his address was given as Grassridge, P.O. Bankop [Bankkop], Ermelo. The farm Grassridge is roughly midway between Ermelo and Amsterdam.

Taylor imported merino sheep from Australia during 1907-1910, at which time his address was given as Amersfoort (between Ermelo and Volksrust). He is presumably the same person as C.H. Taylor who wrote "Notes on Aberdeen-Angus cattle" in the Transvaal Agricultural Journal (October 1910, Vol. 9, p. 22). By 1948 he resided in Witbank, Transvaal.

List of sources:
Journal of the South African Ornithologists' Union, 1907, Vol. 3, paper by Taylor; 1909, Vol. 5(3), list of members.

National Automated Archival Information Retrieval System (NAAIRS). . Documents relating to Taylor, Claude H. / Taylor, C.H.

Transvaal Agricultural Journal, 1910, Vol. 9, article by Taylor.

Compiled by: C. Plug