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Walter Norman Koelz was born in Waterloo, Michigan on September 11, 1895.
He received the degree of Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Michigan in 1920.
His area of specialization was zoology, not the background one would expect for a collector
of oriental art, but it was his background in biology which first took him to Asia.
Dr. Koelz had already done some exploring with the 1925 McMillan Expedition
to the American arctic, as well as comprehensive studies on whitefishes while
working for The University of Michigan, the United States Bureau if Fisheries,
and the state-supported Institute for Fisheries Research, when he was offered
a post with the Himalayan Research Institute of the Roerich Museum.
He accepted and arrived in Naggar, Kulu, in May 1930, to begin botanical explorations.
Dr. Koelz left the Roerich post and returned to Michigan in 1932, but he had
developed a strong interest in Tibetan culture which led to his appointment
as Research Fellow on the Charles L. Freer Fund in September of 1932.
During the summer of 1933 he returned to Indian Tibet to collect material for
the University of Michigan Museum of Anthropology.
In 1936 Dr. Koelz travelled once more to India, this time as a plant explorer
for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In 1939 he began a seven year exploration
through Persia, followed by more trips to India, Nepal and Assam.
His Persian Diary, 1939-1941 has been published by The Museum of Anthropology.
In 1956 Dr. Koelz was awarded the Meyer Memorial Award for outstanding contributions
to the world of Agriculture. His seed collections are credited with saving several
agricultural species in this country. Dr. Kolez held an appointment with the
University of Michigan for 74 years. After many years spent all over the world
he returned to live in the house in which he was born. He died there on September 24, 1989.
Khakhlov, V. A.
Хахлов, В. А.
Kaleniczenko, Jean de
"Dr. M. Joan. Kaleniczenko" (as written in the Moscow Bulletin)
Kamiya, Toshiro b. 1930
Kaup, Johannes (Johann) Jacob 1803-1873
& Kelso, Estelle H. 1911-1987
Born: May 4, 1911
Died: Aug. 15, 1987
Kennard, Frederic Hedge 1865-1937
Born: Nov. 19, 1865.
son of Martin Perry Kennard & Caroline Augusta (Smith) Kennard
Stone School, Boston.
Harvard, A.B. 1888
Assoc. in Ornithology Mus.Comp.Zool.
Residences: Brookline, Newton Centre.
Died: Feb. 24, 1937
Kennedy, Robert S.
Kennedy, Robert S.
Kennedy, Robert S., Gonzales Pedro C. & Miranda, Hector C., Jr.
(Gonzales, Pedro C.)
& Kennedy, Robert S.
Kennerly, Dr. Caleb B.R. 1829-1861
Born: Greenway Court, White Post, VA 1829
[also as Mar 02, 1830]
Died: At sea, off Lower Calif. Buried Feb. 6, 1861
Kepler, Cameron B.
& Parkes, Kenneth C.
Kerr, Robert 1755-1813
Kershaw, John Crampton W.
Englishman living in Macao in the first decade of the 20th Cent.
Keulemans, John Gerrard 1842-1912
Born: June 8, 1842 Rotterdam, Holland
Dutch; moved to London 1869. Illustrator.
Died: March 29, 1912 London
b. 10 Nov. 1909 Budapest.
d. 30 Mar. 1984
Jiri Mlikovsy provides additional useful details (in litt. 2008.05.08)
Here are a few comments on Keve/Kleiner. The man was a significant Hungarian ornithologist
(living in 1909-1984). I do not know how exactly he was baptized, but he started to publish
as "Kleiner", continuing as "Keve-Kleiner" and later as "Keve".
I was told by Ernst Bauernfeind (from the Wien Museum) that he changed his name
for security reasons. "Kleiner" means "small, little" in German and it was dangerous
to have a German name in the post-war Hungary. "Keve" means nothing in Hungarian,
but "kevesebb" means "less, short", "kevesen" means "few in number", etc.
So I think "Keve" is an allusion of "Kleiner", though not an exact translation.
A bibliography of Hungarian ornithology (Budapest 1980) shows that Keve/Kleiner
published under the following names:
Kleiner, Endre - in 1930-1942 (102 papers in all)
Keve-Kleiner, András - in 1943-1944 (17 papers are dated 1943, two papers are dated 1944)
Keve, András - in 1946-1979 (and perhaps later, but that period was not covered by the Bibliography).
The first name "Endre" is Hungarian, being equivalent to "András" (Hungarian),
"Andreas" (in German) or "Andrew" (English). The reasons why Keve/Kleiner changed
also his first name from one to another Hungarian version are unknown to me,
but there was probably some period connotation of "Endre".
Keve/Kleiner used to translate his first name according to the language in which he wrote a paper,
but only "Endre" and "András" were official.
An obituary of Keve/Kleiner was published here:
Jánossy, D. (1985) Dr. Keve András (1909-1984). - Aquila 92: 13-17.
(I do not have this volume at hand, so I could not consult the paper.
BTW: Its is written in Hungarian)
Note please that surname is written first in Hungarian, so "Keve András"
is used in Hungarian, while "András Keve" is used in most other languages.
Keyserling, Alexander Friedrich Michael Lebrecht Nikolaus Arthur, graf von
Kleiner, Andrew (Dr)
de Kok, T.H.C.
Koudashev, Alexander (Prince)
Kiff, Lloyd F.
King, Philip Parker (Rear Admiral) 1791-1856
coll in tropical America 1825-1830
King, Ben F.
Born: 14 Aug. 1884, Newport, RI. -- Nuttall Club bio. p.96 (?24 Dec. 1884 in online geneology)
Son of LeRoy King and Ethel (Rhinelander) King.
St Paul's School; Harvard A.B. 1906; Columbia LLB 1913
Elected to Nuttall Orn. Club -- Dec 22, 1902; resigned Oct. 1, 1906
Died: Aug. 1972, Riverside, Providence, RI
Kinnear, Norman Boyd (Sir Norman) 1882-1957
Died: 11 Aug 1957
Obit: Ibis 1958:121; BBOC 100:26
Kinsky, Freidrich-Carl 1911-1999
Friedrich-Carl Graf Kinsky von Wcinitz und Tettau
(Bedrich Karel) = Kinsky, B. K.
b. 3 March 1911, Kostelec nad Orlici
moved to New Zealand 23 September 1949
moved to London August 1980
d. 14 December 1999
Kirsch, John A. W.
Kirwan, Guy M.
Kittlitz, Friedrich Heinrich von 1799-1874
Kittlitz, Friedrich Heinrich, Freiherr von
16 Feb, 1799 born Breslau (now Wroclaw [Woctaw], Poland)
Freind of Edw. Ruppell's who promoted his interest in Nat. Hist.
1826-1829 Round the world journey under Lutke.
1846 Married, (two sons and a daughter).
10 April 1874 died Mainz.
Kleiner, Andrew (Dr)
Kleinschmidt, Otto 1870-1954
Kloss, Cecil Boden 1877-1949
& Kloss, Cecil Boden 1877-1949
Raffles Museum, Singapore.
& Kloss, Cecil Boden 1877-1949
Kluk, Krzysztof Jan 1739-1796
Father: Adrian Kluk
Mother: Marianna Elzbieta
Born: September 13, 1739. Ciechanowiec.
Died: July 2, 1796, Ciechanowiec
Koch, Carl Ludwig 1778-1857
Koelz, Walter Norman 1895-1989
Born: Sept. 11, 1895 Waterloo, Michigan.
Died: Sept. 24, 1989 Waterloo, Michigan.
Biography from Univ.Mich.
On his travels Koelz is reported to have worn native dress. His travels visited many areas currently (2015)
deeply troubled and torn with strife and war. These areas are unlikely to be visited soon by biological
During his time at the Am.Mus.Nat.Hist. in the late 40's and early 50's he published taxa from
his travel collections. For reasons unknown there was something of a "falling-out" with Dr Vaurie.
The Richmond Index has many of his taxa giving his name in quotes (as "Koelz") and in some instances
given as '"Koelz" [=Mayr]'. There is no indication in these works of Mayr's role (if any) in these
names, or their publication. They do not represent "Mayr in Koelz".
Kees Roselaar provides an interesting explanation for the spelling variations (email 2004.04.05:
Koenig, Charles 1774-1851
Born Karl Dietrich Eberhard König.
Anglicized name to Charles Konig (sometimes as Koenig), was assistant to George Shaw
at the British Museum in 1806. He catalogued the mineral collection, and described
"K.D. Koenig" is the official botanical citation abbreviation.
Koenig, Alexander Ferdinand 1858-1940
Kollibay, Paul R. 1863-1919
[= Alexander Ferdinand Koenig 1858 -1940 ]
Konig, Claus Ludwigshafen 1933-
& Straneck, R
Kothe, Konrad 1882-
b. 29 March, 1882, Bromberg.
Kratter, Andrew W.
Krefft, Johann Ludwig Gerhard 1830-1881
Often as Gerhard Krefft.
Born: Feb. 17, 1830 Brunswick
1850 went to United States
1852 November Landed Melbourne.
Died: Feb. 19, 1881 Woolloomooloo, Sydney.
Kuhl, Heinrich 1797(6)-1821
Kükenthal, Willy Georg 1861-1922
Suresh Kumar R.
Kummerlöwe, Hans 1903-1995
b. 5 Sept. 1903, Leipzig
d. 11 Aug. 1995 ("11. 8. 1995")
sometimes spelled Kumerlowe, Kummerlowe, Kumerlöwe or Kumerloeve.
The reason for unclearity is pretty clear: Kummerlöwe (with two 'mm's and
an Umlaut) changed his name to Kumerloeve somewhere during the II World
War. Hence, all his earlier publications have a different spelling of the
many later ones. In this case, I think you should keep to the original
spelling of the article, in contrast to Dementiev-Dementieff-Dement'ev-Dementiew.
Happily, there are not many pre-1940 articles of Kummerlöwe
(he wrote his first articles as a student of Stresemannn in about 1934-5),
because he soon became deeply involved in Hitler's SS. This was likely
also the reason to change his name, as Kummerlöwe means "underdeveloped lion",
what's not a good name for a high SS-officer. The name Kumerloeve is
meaningless in German. He [was] ... in jail quite a period after the 1945's,
but was a highly prolific writer and nature conservationist thereafter,
devoting much of his time to the Middle East.
Corrections and additions supplied by Rob C. H. M. Oudejans
Comments & Suggestions to Data Steward
Kuroda, Nagamichi 1889-1978
Kuroda, Nagahisa 1916-2009
Kuster, Heinrich Carl 1806-1876
Kutter, Fredrich (Dr) 1834-1891
b. Oct. 1, 1834 Grünberg (Schleisen).
d. Mar. 7, 1891 Kassel.
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