S2A3 Biographical Database of Southern African Science




Crosly, Mr J (snail collection )

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

J. Crosly was involved in the recruitment of labourers in Zululand during 1905-1910. He also owned a store at Mkuze, but in 1911 applied for permission to move it to Madolo Ridge [not identified]. During these years he lived on the farm Mooiplaats [not identified]. He collected snails in Zululand for H.C. Burnup*. One of his finds was a rare species which occurs only in Zululand and which was named Curvella croslyi in his honour by Burnup in 1905.


List of sources:
Herbert, D. & Kilburn, D. Field guide to the land snails and slugs of eastern South Africa. Pietermaritzburg: Natal Museum, 2004.

National Automated Archival Information Retrieval System (NAAIRS). http://www.national.archives.gov.za/naairs.htm Documents relating to J. Crosly.


Compiled by: C. Plug


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