Collecting localities



Biographical data


Hewitt, John


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

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


Born: 1880, Dronfield near Sheffield, England. Died: 1961, Grahamstown, S. Africa.



Zoologist, educated at Cambridge, from 1905-Nov. 1908 Curator of the Sarawak Museum (NW. Borneo); in 1910 appointed Assistant of the Transvaal Museum at Pretoria, S. Africa; since 1911 Director of the Albany Museum at ; Grahamstown (S. Africa).

Author of mainly anthropological and zoological papers.1

Some plants were named after him.


Collecting localities:

NW. Borneo, Sarawak: neighbourhood of Kuching; Limbang (July 1905), Baram (Sept. 1907), Mt Bongo (Febr. 1908) with C.J. Brooks (see there), G. Matang (Apr. and July 1908), Saribas (Aug. 1908), Mt Poi (= Poë).



Probably in Herb. Sarawak [SAR]. In Herb. Kew [K] (pres. 1908); Herb. Sing. [SING]; apparently duplicates, but also some originals, in Herb. Bog. [BO]. He forwarded 2 consignments of ferns to Prince Bonaparte = Herb. Paris [P] (pres. 1908-09);2 ferns of his were described by E.B. Copeland too.3



(1) e.g. H.H. Everett & J. Hewitt: ‘A history of Santubong, an island off the coast of Sarawak’ (Journ. Str. Br. Roy. As. Soc. no 52, 1909, p. 1-30).

(2) cf. Lists of identifications in Bonaparte, Notes ptéridol., fasc. 1, 1915, p. 209-210. In these lists ferns are cited from Mt Matang and Mt Santubong, collected in 1893, so evidently other collections are mixed up with those of Hewitt.

(3) In Philip. Journ. Sci. C. Bot. 3, 1908, p. 343-349 and l.c. 7, 1912, p. 57-65.


biographical data:

Backer, Verkl. Woordenb., 1936, cf. also sub Addenda; P. Bonnet, Bibliogr. araneorum (Toulouse 1945) vol. 1; S. Afr. J. Sc. 57, 1961, p. 312.