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]