Biographical data


Eykman, Jan Frederik


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


Born: 1851, Nijkerk, Gld, Holland. Died: 1915, Groningen, Holland.



Professor of Chemistry and Pharmacology at Tokyo, who, on the home voyage to Holland, stayed 4 months at Buitenzorg, Java (Oct. 1885-Febr. 1886)1, and made a collection of dried plants in the Botanic Garden. In 1897 appointed Professor of Organic Chemistry at Groningen University, Holland.



Herb. Groningen (pres. 1898) [now in L]: 139 nos, mostly cult. Hort. Bog.; also plants from America and Japan.



(1) cf. Dammerman in Ann. Jard. Bot. Buit. 45, 1935, p. 12; and l.c. p. 106, 108.


biographical data:

Who’s who 1913; Jaarb. Rijksunivers. Groningen 1914/15, p. 40-43, incl. bibliogr.; Nature 95, 1915, p. 543.