S2A3 Biographical Database of Southern African Science




Viljoen, Miss S (insect collection)

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

Miss S. Viljoen was appointed (perhaps re-appointed) as a clerk in the Transvaal Museum on 1 September 1900, shortly after the occupation of Pretoria by British forces during the Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902). She held this position until 1906/7, when she became the assistant in the museum's Entomology Department, under Mr. C.J. Swierstra*. That same year she presented Coleoptera (beetles) to the museum from Greylingspost, some distance west of Pretoria. She still occupied her new post in 1908.


List of sources:
Transvaal Colony. Civil service list, 1906.

Transvaal Museum. Annual report, 1905/6, 1906/7, 1907/8. (National Archives, Pretoria, Vol. TKP 196 and TKP 277).


Compiled by: C. Plug


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