Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Born in Connage, Scotland, on 27 November 1844, died in Hobart, Tasmania, on 20 April 1918.
Registrar General and Government Statistician of Tasmania for many years; wrote extensively on Tasmanian geology and natural history, including plants. A few of his collections are in HO, others may be at MEL.
Extracted from: A.E.Orchard (1999) A History of Systematic Botany in Australia, in Flora of Australia Vol.1, 2nd ed., ABRS. [consult for source references]