Lawyer, entomologist and botanist. Practised law in Edinburgh until 1860. Assistant secretary to the Royal Horticultural Society, 1860–5. An expert on insects harmful to crops. In entomology, specialised in the Coleoptera; in botany, specialised in the Coniferae.
Sources: Ent. Mon. Mag 14 1878: 215–16 Gilbert, Pamela 1977 Proc. R. Hort. Soc 5 1865: 1
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