Biographical data


Holle, Karel Frederik


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


Born: 1829, Amsterdam, Holland. Died: 1896, Buitenzorg, Java.



Came to the D.E.I. in 1844, and two years later entered Government service; till 1856 he filled various administrative offices; in the latter year appointed Manager of the tea estate Tjikadjang and in 1862 founder of tea estate Waspada on the W. slope of G. Tjikorai, both situated in W. Java. He was a convinced promoter of the interests of the Indonesians, especially fighting for improvement of education and agricultural methods, and at the end of 1871 he was nominated Honorary Adviser for Native Affairs. In 1889 he settled at Buitenzorg.

Author of many papers on native agriculture, cattle-breeding, etc.1



Herb. Bog. [BO]: some plants from Java (pres. 1870-71).



(1) e.g.: ‘Opgave van eenige geschikte houtsoorten, welke in de bosschen nabij Tjikadjang worden gevonden op een hoogte van 4000 a 7000 voet boven zee’ (Tijdschr. Nijverh. N.I. 7, 1861, p. 324-329); ‘Eenige gegevens omtrent den inlandschen landbouw op tegalans en het nut van terrassen’ (Tijdschr. Nijverh. & Landb. N.I. 48, 1894, p. 1-35).


biographical data:

Tijdschr. Binnenl. Bestuur 13, 1896, p. 159-169, w. portr.; Ind. Gids 1896, p. 1003; Ind. Mercuur, 9 Mei, 1896; Encyclop. N.I. 2, 1918.