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Noltie, Henry J.
Indian forester, Scottish laird : the botanical lives of Hugh Cleghorn of Stravithie.
Edinburgh : Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 2016.
Physical Description:
xii, 324 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Reference Library
QK31.C54 N65 2016 (LC)
Accessible in the Reference Library [Hours]
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
"Hugh Francis Clarke Cleghorn (1820-1895) was one of the many remarkable Scottish surgeons who worked for the East India Company, but who used an official posting as a base for research upon India's rich flora, and recording it visually in drawings made by Indian artists. His particular interest was in useful plants, which led to the major work in the field of forest conservancy for which he is best remembered. This book offers a definitive biography of Cleghorn's life and work placing it in the latter days of the Scottish Enlightenment, both in the field of applied and useful knowledge, and the documentation of natural resources in both words and pictures."--publisher's website
Subject Terms:
Botany -- India.
Botany -- Sri Lanka.
Cleghorn, H. (Hugh Francis Clarke), 1820-1895.
Foresters -- Scotland -- Biography.
Forests and forestry -- India.

  • Family, childhood & education, 1820-1841
  • East India Company Surgeon, 1842-1848
  • First furlough & the British Association report, 1848-1851
  • Madras polymath, 1851-1856
  • Forests of South India, 1856-1860
  • Gardens of South India
  • Second furlough & marriage, 1860-1861
  • Forests of North India, 1861-1864
  • Third furlough, officiating Inspector-General & farewell to India
  • Conjugal reunion & a Grand Tour
  • Retirement to Britain
  • Laird of Stravithie
  • Scottish Societies
  • Grand Old Forester
  • Cleghorn's legacy.