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Lily Bolus

Lily Bolus (1877 - 1970) was a botanist and former teacher at the Port Elizabeth Collegiate School for Girls, of which Schreiner’s close friend Betty Molteno was headmistress. She became very well-known as a botanist, and was also married (1912) to a more minor figure in botany, Frank Bolus. She described more indigenous plant species than any other South African botanist, and was a founder member of the Wild Life Protection Society.

For more information see:
Miriam. P. de Vos (1987) ‘Bolus, Harriet Margaret Louisa’ in (ed) C.J. Beyers Dictionary of South African Biography¬† Vol V Pretoria: Human Sciences Research Council, pp. 60 - 61
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