A PARTIAL BIBLIOGRAPH OF THE WORKS
OF OR ABOUT GEORGES VAN SON.

Biographies:

Scholtz, C.H. Biography of Dr. G. van Son. pp. 829-830Dictionary of S.A. Biography,V. 1987. HSRC, Pretoria (Ed. C.J. Beyers). (pp. 879-880 in the Afrikaans Edition).
Robertson, Hamish G. Biography of van Son, Georges (1898-1967) Iziko Museums of Cape Town: Collectors of insects and arachnids in Africa, found on the Web at: http://www.biodiversityexplorer.org/people/van_son-g.htm
Janse, A.J.T. Biography of van Son, Georges.
G&C p. 359.
Pennington PENNINGTON'S BUTTERFLIES OF SOUTHERN AFRICA - TRAIL BLAZERS pp. 42 - 3 Biography of van Son, Georges.

Master of the Supreme Court. Pta.: Estate no. 4577 67;

Obituaries
:

S.A Museums Association Bulletin (SAMAB), Jun. 1967 pp. 425 - 428; - with photograph
Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa. Mar 1968; 31: 237-239
Janse in SESA Cape Town, 11: 174, 1975.
South African Biological Association Journal 1967 pp. 88 - 89
Pretoria News, 6 June 1967.

Document authored by Van Son:


Van Son, G.
The Life and Work of Dr H.H.J.C.E. Brauns. Unpublished manuscript, Transvaal Museum P.3561

Entomological Papers of Van Son:

Van Son, G. 1936.
Scientific Results of the Vernay-Lang Kalahari Expedition; March to September 1930. Ann. Transv. Mus. 17: 121-140.
Van Son, G. 1936. Description of a new race of Charaxes xiphares (Cr.) from Southern Rhodesia (Lepidoptera): with notes by Professor G.D. Hale Carpenter. Proc. R. Ent. Soc. Lond. (B) 6: 201-207, 1 pl.
Van Son, G. 1939. Notes on the menestheus group of Papilio L. and the South African races of Papilio ophidicephalus Oberthlir. Ann. Transv. Mus. 20: 52-64, pis., text-figs.
Van Son, G. 1941. New or little-known South African butterflies. J. Ent. Soc. Sth. Afr. 4: 179-196, 2 pis, text-figs.
Van Son, G. 1949. Descriptions of four new species of South African butterflies. Ann. Transv. Mus. 21: 209-216, 1 pl., text-figs.
Van Son, G. 1953. A revision of the subspecies and forms of Charaxes cithaeron Felder and Charaxes xiphares (Cramer). Annals of the Transvaal Museum 22(2): 219-230. 4 pls., text-figs.
Van Son, G. 1955. A Locust Mystery. Bulletin van die Transvaal Museum, November 1955: 7
Van Son, G. 1958. Locust Mystery Solved. African Wildlife 12: 26-28.
Van Son, G. 1956. New South African butterflies. Annals of the Transvaal Museum 22(4): 503-509.
Van Son, G. 1959. A new subspecies of Neptis melicerta from Southern Africa -- Novos taxa entomológicos 8 p - 1 pl - 6 figs.
Van Son, G. 1959. A revision of the Lycaenid genus Durbania Trimen, with the descriptions of two new genera and two subspecies. Novos. Taxa. ent. 16: 1-15. 3 figs -(1 pt., text-figs).
Van Son, G. 1959. On some butterflies of the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park, with descriptions of three new forms. Koedoe 2: 52-9, 1 pt.
Van Son, G. 1962 New African Butterflies. 1. J. Ent. Soc. Sth. Afr. 25(i): 140-148, pl. 2.
Van Son, G. 1963 New African Butterflies. 2. Novos taxa entomológicos. 29: 1-8, p1.
Van Son, G. 1965. The comparative value of some structural characters of Rhopalocera (Lepidoptera) in specific diagnoses. (Presidential address.) J. Ent. Soc. Sth. Afr. 28(1): 3-10.
Van Son, G. 1966. Papilio ophidicephalus cottrelli van Son, Annals of the Transvaal Museum 25: 81 (81-89).
Van Son, G. 1966 A new subspecies of Charaxes viola from South-West Africa
Novos taxa entomológicos. 49: 1-7 - 1 pl
Van Son, G. 1966 New African Butterflies. 3. Ann. Transv. Mus. 25: 81-89, - 12 figs - 3 pls
Van Son, G. 1977. A new species of Neptis Fabricius, 1807 from southern Africa (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae). Annals Transv. Mus. 30 (15): 157-160.

Books:


Kloppers, J., and van Son, G. 1978.
Butterflies of the Kruger National Park. National Parks Board of South Africa, Pretoria: i-v, 1-109.
Van Son, G. 1949. The Butterflies of southern Africa. Part 1. Papilionidae & Pieridae Transvaal Museum Memoirs No. 3: i-vi, 1-237; 41 plates (uncoloured). Transvaal Museum, Pretoria.
Van Son, G. 1955. The Butterflies of southern Africa. Part 2. Nymphalidae: Danaidae /Danainae and Satyrinae. Transvaal Museum Memoirs No. 8: 1-166; 37 col. plates. Transvaal Museum, Pretoria.
.Van Son, G. 1963. The Butterflies of southern Africa. Part 3. Nymphalidae: Acraeinae Transvaal Museum Memoirs No. 14: 1-120;: 130 p - 128 figs - 29 pl (27 col.) Transvaal Museum, Pretoria.
Van Son, G. 1979. The Butterflies of southern Africa. Part 4. Nymphalidae: Nymphalinae [Revised and edited by L. Vári]. Transvaal Museum Memoirs No. 22: 1-274. (i-x, 1-286.) 76 pts. Transvaal Museum, Pretoria.

Articles on Orchids:

G. van Son (Mr.). 1944
The Cultivation of Orchids in South Africa. South African Biological Association Pamphlet No. 12, pp. 25 - 33
G. van Son, M.Sc. 1944a The Cultivation of Orchids in South Africa. This paper appears to have been delivered at a meeting of the Institute of Parks Administration (S.A.). 6 pages, mimeograph.
G. van Son. D.Sc.. F.R.E.S. 1952 Orchid Growing in Pretoria. Park Administration, April 1952. pp. 63 - 65.
Anonymous. 1952 Hybridising of Orchids at Port Elizabeth. Park Administration, July 1952. pp. 94 - 96. An article mentioning van Son, to which he wrote the above paper as a sequel.
G. van Son. 1953 (in part). Neglect Helped Orchids. Park Administration, October, 1953. p. 130
Schelpe, E.A. 1979. Orchid hybrids made by G. van Son during 1952-56. South African Orchid Journal, 10 (4):115-116.
Schelpe, E.A. 1981. Orchid Growing in South Africa. Orchid Review, 89 (1047): 6 - 7.

South African Biological Association:

Van Son, G. 1931.
Some remarks on the results of a collecting trip to the Zoutpan. South African Biological Association Pamphlet No.
Van Son, G. 193?.
The subspecies: their origin and nomenclatural status with special reference to South African butterflies. South African Biological Association Pamphlet No.
Van Son, G. 1953.
Systematics and Nature: Presidential Address to the SABA; 15th November 1951. South African Biological Association Pamphlet No. 16, p. 9 et sec.
Anonymous. 1957. The Valuable Amateur:
includes notes on the documentary film on Georges van Son. South African Biological Association Pamphlet No. 19, p. 47.
Van Son, G. 1958.
Portrait of Disa crassicornis collected at Port St. Johns by van Son (Photo by C.K. Brain). South African Biological Association Pamphlet No. 20, Cover. (Semi-centenary Issue).


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