Nagel, Alexander Louis Hendrik Adriaan


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


Born: 1831, Amsterdam, Holland. Died: 1867, o/b during the home voyage to Holland.



Joined the D.E.I. Government Service in 1851, placed at the disposal of the Director of Agriculture; in 1855 stationed in Priangan Residency, in 1856 transferred to Kedoe; in 1859 appointed District Officer of the Civil Service in the Lampong Districts (S. Sumatra); in 1863 District Officer at Makassar (SW. Celebes), and since July 1865 Assistant Resident at Montrado (W. Borneo).

He was evidently interested in caoutchouc-yielding trees.1



He sent material from Sumatra to the ‘Natuurkundige Vereeniging’ at Batavia (pres. 1860-61);2 and young plants of ‘kelajangan’ from W. Borneo to Teysmann, before 1868.3



(1) Author of ‘Iets over den Gom-elastiek boom (pohon kekaret) en de Boenoet’ (Nat. Tijdschr. N.I. 22, 1860, p. 383-385).

G.A. van Delden & A. Nagel: ‘Recherches sur les arbres, qui produisent la gomme-élastique dans l’île de Sumatra’ (Journ. Bot. néerl. 1, 1861, p. 263-268).

(2) cf. Nat. Tijdschr. N.I. 22, 1860, p. 385 and l.c. 24, 1862, p. 100.

(3) cf. l.c. 30, 1868, p. 462-463.