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Trapnell, Colin Graham (1907-2004), botanist

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Surname: Trapnell
Forenames: Colin Graham
Gender: Male
Date: 1907-2004
History: Colin Graham Trapnell was born in 1907. He was educated at Sedbergh School and later read Classics at Trinity College, Oxford. In 1931 he obtained his first posting as Government Ecologist to Rhodesia. His task was to reconnoitre and map soils, vegetation types as well as indigenous agriculture of the whole territory. The surveys were published after the Second World War and have recently been republished (2004). In 1994, he started the Trapnell Fund for Environmental Field Research in Africa at Oxford University, to support research into African environment. In the last three years of his life, he collaborated with Paul Smith at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, to produce a three volume ecological survey of Zambia. He was appointed OBE in 1957. He died on 9 February 2004, aged 96.
References: NCA Rules
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/P276151 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/P181020 )
Collections
  Description Held by Reference Further information
1
1926-1970: Papers relating to Colin Graham Trapnell OBE
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Library and Archives
2
papers
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Library and Archives
3
additional records, photographs of Zambian expeditions
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Library and Archives
See Annual Return 2004
4
c1930-1939: manuscript botanical notebook, 'South Africa 1931', with notes from Transvaal; other notes and plant lists
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Library and Archives
See Annual Return 2011

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