Collecting localities


Biographical data


Setchell, William Albert


(Source: Flora Malesiana ser. 1, 8: Cyclopaedia of collectors, Supplement II)


Born: 1864, Norwich, Conn., U.S.A. Died: 1943, Berkeley, Cal., U.S.A.



Was educated at Yale and Harvard Universities, obtaining his doctorate in 1890. Subsequently he served as Assistant Professor at Yale and in 1895 came to the University of California as Professor of Botany, retiring in 1935. His special field of interest was algology. He made two round the world tours, viz in 1903-04 and 1926-27.


Collecting localities:

He visited Java as a member of the 4th Pan-Pacific Science Congress in 1929, and evidently attended some of the excursions.



General collection from Java in Herb. Berkeley (U.C.) [UC]. Others were made during the round the world journeys when to my knowledge the Malesian region was not visited.

Extensive collections of Algae.


biographical data:

T.H. Goodspeed (ed.) in Essays in Geobotany in Honor of W.A. Setchell (Un. Cal. Press 1936), with bibliogr. and portr.; Science 97, 1943, p. 458; Madroņo 7, 1943, p. 91-93, portr.