Biographical data


Loeb, Edwin M.


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


Born: 1894, New York City, U.S.A.



Took his Dr’s degree at Yale University in 1922; Research Associate of the University of California; he made a study tour under a grant by the Guggenheim Brothers of N.Y. City, to the Pagaï Islands (southern group of the Mentawei Islands, W of Sumatra) in 1926, staying from March till July1 in N. Pageh (= Pagaï), collecting in the south tip.



c. 130 nos in Herb. Berkeley (Cal. [UC]); dupl. elsewhere.



(1) Author of ‘Mentawei religious cult’ (Univ. of Calif. Publ. in Amer. Arch. & Ethn. 25, 1929, p. 185-247, pl. 69-73); ‘Sumatra, its history and people’ (Wiener Beitr. z. Kulturgesch. and Linguistik 3, 1935).


biographical data:

American Men of Science.