S2A3 Biographical Database of Southern African Science




Swierstra, Mrs Niesje (insect collection)

Born: March 1879, Place not known.
Died: 30 July 1911, Pretoria, South Africa.

Mrs Niesje Swierstra, daughter of Jan Kwak and his wife Jannetje, married Cornelis J. Swierstra*, entomologist at the Transvaal Museum, Pretoria. They had one son and one daughter. In 1906/7 she presented a number of Coleoptera (beetles) and Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths) from the Pretoria district to the Transvaal Museum. The next year she again donated insects of various orders, collected in the vicinity of Pretoria.


List of sources:
National Archives Repository (TAB), Source MHG, Vol. 0, Ref. 18221: death notice, Niesje Swierstra.

Transvaal Museum. Annual report, 1906/7, 1907/8.


Compiled by: C. Plug


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