S2A3 Biographical Database of Southern African Science

Auret, Mr William Henry (plant collection)

Born: 7 October 1831, Cape Town, South Africa.
Died: 19 May 1877, Paarl, Western Cape, South Africa.

William H. Auret was the son of Abraham Auret, draughtsman in the office of the Surveyor-General of the Cape Colony, and his wife Anna Carolina Frederika Itzen. On 1 January 1861 he married Elizabeth Anne Eleanor Pritchard. A few years later he was the civil commissioner at Paarl. In 1867 Auret was awarded a prize of 10 pounds sterling for the best collection of medicinal plants, with a descriptive catalogue, submitted to the government commission charged with selecting articles to be displayed at the Paris Exhibition that year.

List of sources:

Geni, at http://www.geni.com/people/William-Henry-Auret/6000000025202513509 as on 2015-8-27.

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

National Automated Archival Information Retrieval System (NAAIRS). http://www.national.archives.gov.za/naairs.htm Repository RSA, Documents relating to Auret, William Henry.

South African Magazine, 1867, Vol. 1, pp. 113-125, The Cape at the Paris Exhibition.

Compiled by: C. Plug