Biographical data


Coolidge, Harold Jefferson


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

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


Born: 1904, Boston, Mass., U.S.A.



Zoologist, educated at Arizona, and Harvard (Cambridge), was attached to several expeditions, viz to Africa (1926-27), Indo-China (1928-29), and as Leader to the Asiatic Primate Expedition (1937). During the latter expedition plants were collected by J.A. Griswold (see there); Coolidge did not climb Mt Kinabalu.

A member of the Pacific Science Council, representing the U.S. Nat. Academy of Sciences, for many years. After his retirement by the end of 1971 he was awarded a Honorary Life Fellowship.



Herb. Arn. Arbor. [A]: Borneo and Siam plants collected by Coolidge & Griswold (pres. 1937-38) (cf. Journ. Arn. Arbor. 19, 1938, p. 452). The Borneo plants were collected by Griswold only.


biographical data:

Amer. Men of Sci. 1938.