John Hewitt (herpetologist)
John Hewitt (23 December 1880 – 4 August 1961) was a
South African zoologistand archaeologistof 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, Cambridgein 1903. From 1905 to 1908 he was Curatorof the Sarawak Museumin Kuching, Sarawak. In 1909 he went to South Africa to work as an assistant curator at the Transvaal Museumin Pretoria. In 1910 he was appointed Director of the Albany Museumin Grahamstown, eventually retiring in 1958.Deacon, H.J., Deacon, J. 1999. [http://books.google.com/books?id=V6Gx5pSpkioC&pg=PA5&as_brr=3&ei=IMWFSKHKOYrSjgGRj_3jDg&sig=ACfU3U1i6lpgkIdXfXijw7CCB1WGhpbzbw "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. [http://books.google.com/books?id=mkfdQ3l1YQUC&pg=PT208&as_brr=3&ei=IMWFSKHKOYrSjgGRj_3jDg&sig=ACfU3U01MyPbFnNB5_qpoosU0lgMn9Wawg Botanical Exploration of Southern Africa: An Illustrated History of early botanical literature on the Cape Flora] . A.A. Balkema: Cape Town. p188. ISBN 0869611291]
* [http://www.ru.ac.za/affiliates/am/info.html Albany Museum information]
* [http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Hewitt French Wikipedia entry on John Hewitt]
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