S2A3 Biographical Database of Southern African Science

Brooking, Mr Harold Edwin Bly (fish collection)

Born: Date not known, Place not known.
Died: 1918, Place not known.

Harold E.B. Brooking of East London presented a valuable collection of fishes, including freshwater species, to the South African Museum, Cape Town, in 1908. He sent additional specimens to the museum in 1909.

Brooking was a member of the South African Association for the Advancement of Science by 1906. During 1907/8 he was honorary secretary of the Association's local committee in East London. He was no longer a member in 1911.

Brooking was married to Elizabeth Munro. After their divorce he married Maud Beatrice Ely, who survived him.

List of sources:
Cape of Good Hope. Report of the trustees of the South African Museum, 1908, 1909.

National Automated Archival Information Retrieval System (NAAIRS). http://www.national.archives.gov.za/naairs.htm Documents relating to Brooking, Harold Edwin Bly.

South African Association for the Advancement of Science. Report, 1905/6, 1907, 1910, lists of members and office bearers.

Compiled by: C. Plug