John Hewitt (herpetologist)

John Hewitt (23 December 1880 – 4 August 1961) was a South African zoologist and archaeologist of British origin. He was born in Sheffield, England, and died in Grahamstown, South Africa. He was the author of several herpetological papers which described new species.

He graduated from Jesus College, Cambridge in 1903. From 1905 to 1908 he was Curator of the Sarawak Museum in Kuching, Sarawak. In 1909 he went to South Africa to work as an assistant curator at the Transvaal Museum in Pretoria. In 1910 he was appointed Director of the Albany Museum in Grahamstown, eventually retiring in 1958.Deacon, H.J., Deacon, J. 1999. [ "Human beginnings in South Africa: uncovering the secrets of the Stone Age."] Altamira Press. ISBN 9780761990864] His daughter, Florence Ellen Hewitt (1910-1979), was a teacher and algologist. [ Gunn, M. & Codd, L. E. 1981. [ Botanical Exploration of Southern Africa: An Illustrated History of early botanical literature on the Cape Flora] . A.A. Balkema: Cape Town. p188. ISBN 0869611291]


External links

* [ Albany Museum information]
* [ French Wikipedia entry on John Hewitt]

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