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Henry Barkly


Colonial administrator. Served as governor of British Guiana, 1849–53; Jamaica, 1853–6; Victoria, 1856–63; Mauritius, 1863–70; and Cape Colony, 1870–7. Sent plants to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Investigated the ferns of Jamaica and Mauritius and its dependencies. Knighted, 1853. FRS 1864.


Gunn and Codd 1981


Proceedings of the Royal Society of London 75 (1905): 23–5.


ODNB: Oxford dictionary of national biography: from the earliest times to the year 2000. (Revised edition.) Edited by H. C. G. Matthew and Brian Harrison. 60 vols. and index. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2004.