Collecting localities




Alnoor, Abraham


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


Born: 1733, Stockholm, Sweden. Died: 1805, Stockholm, Sweden



Son of a wine-merchant of Dutch descent; silk-manufacturer at Stockholm from 1756.

For several years in the employ of the Swedish East India Company, from 1773-88 as supercargo accompanying five voyages to the East (see below).

In 1779 he corresponded with C.P. Thunberg on Sparrman’s collections of the Cape, Batavia, and Ceylon, etc.1


Collecting localities:2 

2nd Assistant in the ‘Cronprins Gustaf’, Dec. 1767-June 1769.-1st Assistant in the ‘Finland’, 1769-71 (see C.G. Ekeberg).-In the ‘Finland’, Jan. 1773-June 1774 (Capt. J. Selle).-In the ’Stockholms Slott’, Jan. 1777-June 1778 (see also P.J. Bladh, and H.P. Wennerberg; Capt. P. Pettersson), meeting C.P. Thunberg in Sunda Straits3 on July 11, 1777.-In the ‘Finland’, March 1780-July 1781 (Capt. Nicl. Almroth).-In the ‘Gustaf III’, Feb. 1783-June 1784 (Capt. M. von Krusenstierna).-In the ‘Gustaf Adolph’, Jan. 1787-July 1788 (Capt. J. Spindler).



He presented East Indian plants to Herb. Bergius (= Herb. R. Swed. Ac. Sc. Stockholm [SBT]).4



(1) MS letter in University Library, Uppsala.

(2) Cf. list of the voyages with the names of the captains and the supercargoes in E. Olán, Ostindiska compagniets saga (1920).

(3) Vide letter from Thunberg to Bergius dated Oct. 7, 1777, from Ceylon, in R. Swed. Ac. Sc. Stockholm.

(4) Cf. A. Holmberg in Personhist. Tidskr. 43, 1944-45, p. 104.