S2A3 Biographical Database of Southern African Science




Wentworth, Miss Catherine Charlotte Dalgairns (butterfly collection)

Born: 1831, Place not known.
Died: 1904, Place not known.

Catherine Charlotte Dalgairns Wentworth was the daughter of medical doctor Charles Augustus Wentworth and his second wife Elizabeth (Eliza) Dalgairns. At some time before 1887 she presented a fine collection of butterflies from Knysna to Roland Trimen* at the South African Museum, Cape Town. Trimen acknowledged her donation in the Preface of his book South African butterflies... (1887-1889). Later, but still before or in 1887, Miss Wentworth married Dr Joseph James Muskett, who spent most of his medical career from 1859 to 1893 at Knysna. He died in 1912.


List of sources:
Cape of Good Hope Government Gazette, 16 September 1862, Government Notice No. 284, 1862, List of medical practitioners in the Cape Colony... (J.J. Muskett).

Heese, J.A. South African genealogies. Pretoria and Stellenbosch, 1986-2007.

Medical and pharmacy register for the Cape of Good Hope, 1893 (Dr J.J. Muskett).

National Automated Archival Information Retrieval System (NAAIRS). . Documents relating to Muskett, Catherine Charlotte Dalgairns / Muskett, Catherine Charlotte Walgains / Muskett, Joseph James / Muskett, J.J. /Wentworth, Catherine Charlotte / Wentworth, Charles Augustus. Trimen, R. South African butterflies: A monograph of the extra-tropical species (Preface to Vol. 1). London: Tr?bner, 1887.


Compiled by: C. Plug


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