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Name: ANDERSON, Thomas James 'Bug'

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Birth Date: 1880 Liberton, Midlothian, Scotland

First Date: 1908

Profession: Chief of the Entomological Division of the Agricultural Department of EA for more than 25 years.

Area: Nairobi, Kabete

Married: In Nairobi 1910 Mary Seaton Robertson b. 6 Apr 1881 Arbroath, Scotland, d. 1 Sep 1955 Pucklechurch, Bristol

Children: George Watt (21 June 1914 Nairobi); Mary Seaton 'Molly' (5 May 1912 Cape Town-2001 Stranraer); Elizabeth

Book Reference: Gillett, HBEA, KFA, Golf, KAD, Red 25, Red 31, Hut, Playne, Drumkey, Red 22, Advertiser, Dominion, Medals, Leader14, Red Book 1912, Gazette, Red 19

School: MA, BSc

General Information:

Dr. James Anderson, OBE, MRCVS whose research in the early thirties and onwards on infectious breeding diseases and A.I. of cattle was second to none in the world. His work at that time in this field was considered ahead of that of Russia and Britain, and the Central A.I. station at Kabete was his brain child.   Source: Derrick North Lewis.
Golf - With Peter Whitelaw he formed the spear head of the Scottish team in the early International matches. T.J. (Bug) Anderson will still be remembered by many. He also was a fine golfer with, perhaps, a weakness for exaggerated reminiscences at the 19th which were easily forgiven to a man so willing to advise less expert players. Present at first general meeting of Nairobi, later Royal Nairobi, Golf Club in 1910. Elected Vice-Captain.    
Muthaiga - the original nine holes were laid out by Messrs. Peter Whitelaw and T.J. "Bug" Anderson, in the early part of 1913. …  
KAD 1922 - Chief of Entomology Division, Agricultural Dept.
Playne - J.J. Anderson [sic] was appointed Chief of the Entomological Division of the Agric. Dept. of the EAP on May 1, 1908 ..... [Nairobi Golf Club] - The record round of the course is 38 by T.J. Anderson Esq. - Committee member of Nairobi Golf Club
Drumkey 1909 - Agricultural Dept. - Entomological Division - J.J. Anderson - Chief of Division,
Nairobi Advertiser - 16/10/1908 - Nairobi Golf Club - Bowring Monthly Handicap - T.J. Anderson, handicap 2
Advertiser - 12/3/1909 - Nairobi Golf Club - Bowring Monthly Comp. - T.J. Anderson
Dominion - Agricultural Department - Scott Agricultural Laboratory - Entomologist - 1930
Medals - East Africa Veterinary Corps - Thomas J. Anderson, Temporary Captain
Leader14 - Chief of Entomological Division, Agricultural Dept.
Red Book 1912 - T.J. Anderson - Nairobi
Red Book 1912 - Agricultural Dept. - Entomological Division - Chief of Division
Gazette 1/6/1908 - Arrived on 1st Appointment - Entomologist in the Agricultural Dept. - 20/5/1908
Red Book 1919 - T J Anderson - Kabete Farm, Nairobi
Red Book 1919 - Agricultural Dept. - Entomoligical Division - Chief of the Division - T.J. Anderson
KFA - Delegate to the Maize Conference of 1923 [photo]. Winner of Amateur Golf Championship of EA in 1913
Blue Book 1930 Senior Entomologist

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