Career

Collecting localities

Collections

Literature

Biographical data

 

Herre, Albert William Christian Theodore

 

(Source: Flora Malesiana ser. 1, 1: Cyclopaedia of collectors)

(Source: Flora Malesiana ser. 1, 5: Cyclopaedia of collectors, Supplement I)

(Source: Flora Malesiana ser. 1, 8: Cyclopaedia of collectors, Supplement II)

 

Born: 1868, Toledo, Ohio, U.S.A. Died: 1962, Santa Cruz, Cal., U.S.A.

 

career:

Zoologist, educated at Stanford University, taking his Drs degree in 1909. For 30 years in different positions in the U.S.A.; Chief of the Division of fishes of the Bureau of Science, Manila, P.I., 1920-28; Acting Director Bureau of Science, Manila, July-Oct. 1923; since 1928 Curator Museum Zoology, Stanford. Member of the CRANE Expedition, 1928-29, sponsored by the Field Museum Nat. Hist. Chicago (see below), of a Philippine expedition (1931), and some other expeditions which explored in the Malaysian region too (1933-34, 1936-37). In 1940-41 he went to Asia once more, visiting the Philippines and Malaya.

As far as botany goes, his special interest is lichens; flowering plants were collected incidentally.

 

Collecting localities:

Crane Expedition, 1929. New Hebrides (March-Apr. 5); Solomon Islands (Apt. 10-23); Bismarck Archipelago: New Britain (April 28-29); NE. New Guinea: Huon Gulf (May 4); Sepik River (May 10-28); W. New Guinea, Vogelkop: Manokwari (31); Waigeo(u) (June 7); NE. Celebes: Lembeh Strait (20). Philippines: Culion (Apr. 22-27, 1931) (material of Cycas) and Busuanga.

 

collections:

Herb. Field (= Nat. Hist.) Mus. Chicago [F]: 402 nos Crane Exp.; Stanford Univers.; N.Y. Bot. Gard. [NY]: 400 dupl. (pres. 1931)1 + 200 specim. Philip. plants (nos 1000-1200) (exch. 1932-33); Celebes dupl. in Herb. Leiden [L]. Also dupl. in B.P. Bish. Mus. Herb. Honolulu [BISH].

The numbering of the Crane Exp. collection runs as follows: nos 1-105 New Hebrides, 106-176 Solomon Isls, 177-208 New Britain, 209-376 mainland of New Guinea, 377-383 Waigeo(u), 384-402 Celebes. Cycas wadei Merr. collected by him in Culion in 1931, is no 1061.

 

literature:

(1) cf. Journ. N.Y. Bot. Gard. 31, 1930, p. 130.

 

biographical data:

Amer. Men of Sci. 1938; Whos who in America 26,1950-51; Mandroo 16, 1961, p. 102-103, 1 photogr.; Bryologist 65, 1962, p. 268-277, portr., hot. bibliogr.; Circ. Div. Syst. Biol. Stanf. Mus. no 10, 1964, p. 1-20, portr.