Collecting localities



Biographical data


Stevens, Hrolf Vaughan


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


Died: 62 years old on Apr. 29, 1897, Kuching, Sarawak.



Anthropologist-ethnologist who made a voyage to the Malay Peninsula under the auspices of the Rudolf Virchow Institute and of the Kön. Mus. f. Völkerkunde.1


Collecting localities:

Malay Peninsula. About 1892 he visited all parts of the Peninsula, collecting in S. Trengganu near the Kemaman River (1890).-He made trips in Sarawak, NW. Borneo too, evidently also in 1897.



Herb. Sing. [SING]: useful plants of the wild Sakai tribes (pres. 1894). No botanical material from Borneo known to the present author.

His ethnological collections are preserved at Berlin and Leningrad.



(1) cf. Verh. Berl. Anthropol. Ges. 1892, p. 829-836 (exclusively dealing with ethnology, no dates and localities mentioned).

cf. also ‘Anthropologische Bemerkungen’ (Zeitschr. f. Ethnol. 29, 1897, p. 173); with R.J. Wilkinson: ‘Papers on Malay Subjects’ Suppl., 1910, ‘The aboriginal tribes’, p. 3-5.

Important data on plant poisons in ‘Materialien zur Kenntnis der wilden Stämme auf der Halbinsel Malâka’ (Veröff. Mus. Völkerk. Berl. vol. 2, Heft 3/4, 1892; and in l.c. 3, Heft 3/4, 1894).


biographical data:

Journ. Str. Br. Roy. As. Soc. no 30, 1897, p. xxi; Burkill in Gard. Bull. Str. Settlem. 4, 1927, nos 4-5.