Collecting localities



Biographical data


Hasselt, Frans Johannes Frederik van


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


Born: 1870, Ternate, Moluccas. Died: 1939, Haarlem, Holland.



Schoolmaster-missionary, from 1894-1931 working (for the Utrecht Mission Society) in Dutch New Guinea, stationed at Mansiman, Manoekwari, and Kwawi.1 He rendered service to Miss Gibbs (see there) when she was exploring that region in 1913. During his term of office he went twice on European leave, viz in 1914-16 and 1924-26.

Pellionia vanhasseltii Gibbs was named after him.


Collecting localities:

Dutch NW. New Guinea: Doré (1919), Manoekwari (1928, 1929).



Herb. Bog. [BO]: few numbers.

van Hasselt (without initials, but probably identical) presented some New Guinea grasses to Herb. Kol. (= Ind.) Inst. Amsterdam in 1905.



(1) Author of ‘In het land der Papoea’s’ (1926); ‘’n Bezoek aan de Humboldtsbaai’ (Ber. Utr. Zend. Ver. 1909, p. 73 and 88); and of several small papers in Trop. Nat., Tijdschr. Bat. Gen. K. & W., etc.


biographical data:

Wie is dat? 1935, p. 146-147; Backer, Verkl. Woordenb., 1936.