Tromp, Solko Walle


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


Born: 1848, Leeuwarden, Fr., Holland. Died: Dec. 10, 1897.



Joined the D.E.I. Civil Service in 1870, and was stationed in Sumatra until his appointment as teacher at the Agricultural School at Buitenzorg in 1881; in 1883 replaced in the Civil Service in Bantam (W. Java), and from 1884-86 Assistant Resident at Koetei (SE. Borneo); after return from European leave in 1888 stationed at Sintang (W. Borneo); from 1889-90 on leave once more, and subsequently Resident of Borneo’s Western Division.

He was the instigator of the Borneo Expedition 1893/94 (cf. sub Hallier, Molengraaff, etc.).1



Herb. Bog. [BO]: material of Sapotaceae from E. Borneo (1884).

Hort. Bog.: W. Borneo orchids (1890, 1892, ? 1893); and water plants (1896, listed with the Borneo plants of the Nieuwenhuis Expedition 1896/ 97).



(1) S.W. Tromp: ‘Een reis in de bovenlanden van Koetei’ (Tijdschr. Ind. Taal-, Land- en Volkenk. 32, 1889, p. 273-304).