Gilchrist, John Dow Fisher


Student United College 1883-1884 Eng. Lit.; Gk. 1; Lat. 1; Math. 1 1884-1885 Log.; Gk. 2; Lat. 2. Miller prize, 1884.


Born 21.1.1866 2nd son of Andrew Gilchrist, farmer, Carvenom, Anstruther and Marjory Fisher.

Attended Madras College, St Andrews.


Also at Edinburgh University - M.A. 1888, B.Sc. 1891 and Munich University and Zurich University. Also PhD.

Marine biologist, Cape of Good Hope 1895-.

Professor of Zoology, South African College, Cape Town 1905-1917. Professor of Zoology, University of Cape Town 1918-1926. [University professor]


Practical Zoology for medical and junior students, by J.D.F. Gilchrist and C. von Bonde. (New York: William Wood & Co., 1922)

Dissection of the platana and the frog, by J.D.F. Gilchrist and C. von Bonde. (Cape Town: University of Cape Town, Zoological Department, 1919)


Died October 1926.


  • UYUC400:30.10.1883, 8.4.1884
  • Births Reg. Carnbee 1866/2
  • East Fife Record 22.11.1895 p4, 28.10.1926 p2
  • Who was Who
  • John Dow Fisher Gilchrist in Wikipedia.