Oliver, Samuel Pasfield (1838-1907)

Gender: Male

Functions, occupations and activities

Born in Bovinger, Essex (30 October 1838); educated at Eton and at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich; commissioned in the Royal Artillery (1 April 1859); served in China, Japan, Mauritius and Madagascar; studied the geology, flora and fauna of the places he visited and made drawings; married Clara Georgina Dick at Port Louis, Mauritius (10 September 1863) and had five sons and four daughters; returned to England (1865); FRGS (1866); joined an expedition to central America (1867); adjutant based in Guernsey (1868); studied archaeological sites in Brittany and the Mediterranean; Fellow of the Ethnological Society (1869); promoted captain (1871) and oversaw fortifications on the Cornish coast (1873); FSA (1874); collected ferns and gave them to Kew; resigned his commission (1878); special artist and correspondent to the \Illustrated London News\ in Cyprus and Sicily; died at Worthing (31 July 1907); buried at Findon


Archival Resources

Number noted: 1

Pencil sketches of Cyprus (6), 1878

Held at Cambridge University Library: Royal Commonwealth Society Library
RCS Library (1975), The manuscript catalogue of the Library of the Royal Commonwealth Society

Date of creation: 11 July 02 14:42