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Darwin Correspondence Project

James Macrae


Botanist. Collected plants for the Horticultural Society of London on the Sandwich and Galápagos Islands and in Chile and Brazil. Superintendent, Ceylon botanic gardens, 1827–30. Spelled his surname ‘McRae’.


R. Desmond 1977

letter from James McRae to W. J. Hooker, 14 July 1829 (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: Directors’ Correspondence 52/43)

Lewis 1913


Desmond, Ray. 1977. Dictionary of British and Irish botanists and horticulturists, including plant collectors and botanical artists. 3d ed. London: Taylor and Francis.

Lewis, John Penry. 1913. List of inscriptions on tombstones and monuments in Ceylon, of historical or local interest, with an obituary of persons uncommemorated. Colombo, Sri Lanka: n.p.