Collectors in East Africa (in alphabetical order)

Author & date of last revision: Pryce Buckle on 5 January 2012
This section provides biographical details of eminent mollusc collectors in East Africa, lists of species described from material collected by them, a bibliography of their papers where possible, and references to relevant papers.

The content has been extracted from past issues of The Conchologists’ Newsletter, and is here arranged by collector in alphabetical order. If you would like the articles in date of publication order, click the text link.

Bernard Verdcourt wrote 31 articles on Collectors in East Africa for the Newsletter over a period of 23 years (June 1979–September 2002.) For many years he was a professional botanist with the East African Agricultural and Forestry Research Organisation before returning to Kew Gardens in about 1964 to continue working on the herbarium material there. Further information about him may be found in the article "In conversation with Bernard Verdcourt" by J. E. Reynolds (Mollusc World Issue 4, March 2004: 16–17)

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Charles Alluaud, 1861–1949  
Mollusca described from material collected by Charles Alluaud
Additional list of molluscs described from material collected by C. Alluaud and R. Jeannel in East Africa.
References
Sir Samuel W. Baker, 1821–1893 Sir Samuel Baker
Molluscs described from material collected by Sir Samuel Baker
Alfred Eugene Craven, 1849/50–1937  
Mollusca described by A.E. Craven
List of the Publications by A.E. Craven
Further Biographical Notes on A.E. Craven
William Doherty, 1857–1901  
Mollusca described from material collected by William Doherty
References
Emin Pasha, (E.C.O.T Schnitzer) 1840–1892 Emin Pasha
Mollusca described from material collected by Emin Pasha
Bibliography and references
Postscript
Gustaf Fischer, 1848–1886  
Mollusca described from material collected by Gustaf Fischer
References
Friedrich Fülleborn, 1866–1933  
Molluscs described from material collected by Friedrich Fülleborn
John Stephen Gibbons, 1851–?  
Molluscs described from material collected by J. S. Gibbons
Publications of material collected by J. S. Gibbons
Edward Cyril Gordon, 1858–1926
Molluscs described from material collected by Edward Gordon
John W. Gregory, 1864–1932  
Molluscs described from material collected by John Gregory
James Hannington, 1847–1885 James Hannington
Molluscs described from material collected by James Hannington
Johan M. Hildebrandt, 1847–1881  
Molluscs described from material collected by Johan Hildebrandt
Åke Holm, 1909–1989  
Mollusca described from material collected by Åke Holm
References
Captain Edward C. Hore, 1848–1912  
Mollusca described from material collected by Captain E.C. Hore
References
Robert [Robin] Kemp, 1871–?  
Mollusca described from material collected by Robin Kemp
References
Itinerary of Robin Kemp
Sir John Kirk, 1832–1922  
Molluscs described from material collected by Sir John Kirk
Ludwig Kohl-Larsen, 1884–1969  
Mollusca described from material collected by Ludwig Kohl-Larsen,
References
Joseph Thomas Last, 1849–1933
Molluscs described from material collected by Joseph Last
Monséigneur Alexandre Le Roy, 1854–1938  
Mollusca described from material collected by Mgr. A. Le Roy
Bibliography of Mgr. A Le Roy
Edgar A. Mearns, 1856–1916 Edgar Mearns
Molluscs described from material collected by Edgar Mearns
John E. S. Moore, 1870–1947  
Molluscs described from material collected by John Moore
References
Addenda
Arthur B. Percival, 1875–1941  
Molluscs described from material collected by Arthur Percival
References
Addendum
John Petherick, 1813–1882  
Molluscs described from material collected by John Petherick
References
Karl L. Pfeiffer, 1874–1952  
Molluscs described from material collected by Karl Pfeiffer
References
Charles R. S. Pitman, 1890–1975  
Molluscs described from material collected by Charles Pitman
References
John H. Speke, 1827–1864 John Speke
Molluscs described from material collected by John Speke
Franz L. Stuhlmann, 1863–1928  
Mollusca described from material collected by Franz Stuhlmann
References and Bibliography of Franz Stuhlmann
Itinerary of Franz Stuhlmann
Joseph Thomson, 1858–1895 Joseph Thomson
Molluscs described from material collected by Joseph Thomson
Georg-Ludwig Volkens, 1855–1917  
Molluscs described from material collected by Georg-Ludwig Volkens
References
Baron Carl Claus von der Decken, 1833–1865 Carl Claus von der Decken
Mollusca described from material collected by Carl Claus von der Decken
Mollusca described from material found in bags of seseme seed sent to Germany from Zanzibar
References