S2A3 Biographical Database of Southern African Science

Trollip, Mr H E (fossil collection)

Born: 23 March 1852, Place not known.
Died: 4 October 1940, Farm Beaconsfield, near Graaff-Reinet, South Africa.

Henry E. Trollip was the son of Joseph Trollip and his wife Phoebe Whitehead. On 23 April 1874 he married Helen Marsh. Henry and his son, A.E. Trollip, lived on the farm Fernrocks, near Tafelberg Station (south-east of Middelburg, Cape), probably until 1895. In that year they presented a number of valuable natural casts of various fossil reptiles to the Albany Museum, Grahamstown. The specimens were thought to belong to the genera Procolophon and Mesosaurus.

Henry also presented the museum with "two original bushman paintings" and one rock engraving from Fernrocks. The next year his son, then living on the farm Beaconsfield (near Graaff-Reinet), donated geological specimens.

List of sources:
Cape of Good Hope. Report of the committee of the Albany Museum, 1895, 1896.

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

Compiled by: C. Plug