Ruwenzori Expedition, 1934-35

Creator

Date

1939-56

Identifier

Expeditions (Special Collections) Q115 R92 1934

Publisher

London: Printed by Order of the Trustees of the British Museum

Abstract

Funded by British grants, the Ugandan government, and French entomologist Aimée Fournier de Horrack, the Ruwenzori expedition team explored the mountainous region between Uganda and, what is now, the Democratic Republic of Congo. ‘The main object of the expedition being to study the flora and insect fauna of Eastern Ruwenzori’ (Introduction, volume 1, number 1) and among the expedition party members were English entomologist Frederick Wallace Edwards (1888-1940) and Sir George Taylor (1904-93) a Scottish botanist who subsequently became Director of Kew Gardens from 1956 to 1971.

Files

Ruwenzori butterflies.jpg

Citation

___, “Ruwenzori Expedition, 1934-35,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed December 5, 2022, https://ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/8263.

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