S2A3 Biographical Database of Southern African Science




Ellemor, Mr Francis John (ornithology)

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

F.J. Ellemor (or Ellemore) published a paper on "The birds of the Transvaal: notes made at Waterval Onder" in The Zoologist (Vol. 4(6), pp. 189-190) in 1902. He was a member of the South African Ornithologists' Union (founded in Johannesburg in April 1904), and for a brief period in 1906 served on its council, representing the Transvaal Colony. In 1905 he published "Notes on the nest and eggs of Coliopasser ardens (Red-collared Widow Bird)" in the first issue of the Union's Journal (Vol. 1(1), p. 18). He appears to be the same person as Francis John Ellemor, who was involved in a legal case with the United Safe Deposit Company in the Transvaal during 1908-1909.


List of sources:
National Automated Archival Information Retrieval System (NAAIRS). http://www.national.archives.gov.za/naairs.htm Documents relating to Ellemor, Francis John.

South African Ornithologists' Union. Journal, 1905-1906, Vol. 1-2.

Tarboton, W.R., Kemp, M.I. & Kemp, A.C. Birds of the Transvaal (references). Pretoria: Transvaal Museum, 1987.


Compiled by: C. Plug


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