S2A3 Biographical Database of Southern African Science




Chevallier, Mr Edgcumbe (archaeology)

Born: 1828, Dover, Kent, United Kingdom.
Died: 22 June 1876, Wynberg, Western Cape, South Africa.

'Mr. Chevallier' donated 'stone implements, perforated shells, broken bones of animals, and a rude drawing on stone of human figures', from a cave explored by him at the mouth of the Knysna River, to the South African Museum in 1871-1872. He was probably Edgcumbe Chevallier, who died at Wynberg in 1876 at the age 48, and who was married to Clara Elizabeth, born Abethell, with whom he had six children.


List of sources:

Cape of Good Hope. Report of the trustees of the South African Museum, 1871-1872.

Chevallier, Edgcumbe. http://www.southafricansettlers.com/?p=12413


Compiled by: C. Plug


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