Career

Collecting localities

Collections

Literature

Biographical data

 

Bartsch, Paul

 

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

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

 

Born: 1871, Tuntschendorf, Germany.

 

career:

Conchologist, educated in the U.S.A., taking his Drís degree in 1905; from 1896 onwards attached to the U.S. National Museum Washington; Professor of Zoology since 1899.

 

Collecting localities:

He made several expeditions, among which a Philippine one from 1907-09, to accompany the Bureau of Fishery steamer ĎAlbatrosí for the purpose of making zoological collections for the National Museum; he left Washington early in Oct. 1907.

In 1908 he collected in the W. part of Basiao Isl., offshore from Catbalogan, Samar, and on Twai Twai Isl. (Febr.).

Evidently made his Borneo collection in Sandakan also in 1908.1

 

collections:

Herb. U.S. Nat. Herb. Wash. [US]: 565 Philip. plants (mostly ferns), 60 from Borneo; orchids in Herb. O. Ames [GH]; dupl. in Gray Herb. [GH] and Herb. N.Y. Bot. Gard. [NY].

The Borneo plants are numbered in between the Philippine ones, so probably they have been collected during the same expedition.

 

literature:

(1) cf. Smythies in Sarawak Mus. J. 7, 1957, p. 540.

 

biographical data:

Amer. Men of Sci. ed. 2-4; Whoís who in America vol. 9; Scient. Monthly 63, Nov. 1946, p. iv + portr.