S2A3 Biographical Database of Southern African Science




Butters, Mr John Thomas (botany)

Born: Date not known, Place not known.
Died: 1933, Place not known.

John T. Butters of St. George's Park, Port Elizabeth, was elected a member of the Eastern Province Naturalists Society (1882-1923) in December 1889. In 1891 he served as curator of the society's herbarium. From 1892 to 1904 or later he was employed as superintendent of parks and gardens in Port Elizabeth. His interests may have extended beyond botany, as he donated a garter snake to the Port Elizabeth Museum in 1899.


List of sources:
Cape of Good Hope. Report on public gardens, 1892-1904.

Cape of Good Hope. Report on the Port Elizabeth Museum, 1899, p. 4.

Eastern Province Naturalists Society. Minute Book [No. 2], pp. 107, 162.

Eastern Province Naturalists Society. Ninth annual report, for the year 1890.

National Automated Archival Information Retrieval System (NAAIRS). http://www.national.archives.gov.za/naairs.htm Documents relating to Butters, John Thomas.


Compiled by: C. Plug


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