Indian Forester, Scottish Laird

The Botanical Lives of Hugh Cleghorn of Stravithie ( Volume 1)

By H.J. Noltie

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Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) founded in 1670, is a world renowned centre for plant research, conservation and education. The publications department publishes a wide selection of titles reflecting their work in botany, horticulture, art and history.

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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.

Indian Forester, Scottish Laird provides the definitive biography of Cleghorn, exploring his life and work and 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.

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Format Hardback
Imprint Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Publication Date 5 Aug 2016
ISBN 9781910877104
Number of Pages 336

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