Biographical data


Roux, Jean


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


Born: 1876, Geneva, Switzerland. Died: 1939, Basel, Switzerland.



Zoologist, educated at Geneva; since 1902 Custodian of the Natural History Museum, Basel. He accompanied H. Merton (see there for itiner., liter., etc.) on a voyage to the Aroe and Kai Islands from Oct. 1907-Aug. 1908.1 In 1911/12 he accompanied Fritz Sarasin to New Caledonia and the Loyalty Islands. He retired in 1937.



Evidently he made a botanical collection too.2

The ethnological objects preserved at Frankfurt and Basel.



(1) J. Roux: ‘Deux archipels voisins de la Nouvelle-Guinée, Îles Arou et Kei. Récit d’une exploration scientifique’ (Globe 49, 1910, Mdm. p. 1-37).

(2) cf. l.c. p. 10.


biographical data:

Verh. Schweiz. Naturf. Ges. 1940, p. 487-493, incl. bibliogr.; Verh. Naturf. Ges. Basel 51, 1939/40 (1940), p. 264-271, incl. bibliogr. + portr.