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John McClelland


Served in the Bengal Medical Service, 1830–65. Edited the Calcutta Journal of Natural History, 1841–7. Acting superintendent of the Calcutta botanic garden, 1846–8. Investigated and published reports on the soils and mineral resources of India.


R. Desmond 1977

Modern English biography.


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

Modern English biography: Modern English biography, containing many thousand concise memoirs of persons who have died since the year 1850. By Frederick Boase. 3 vols. and supplement (3 vols.). Truro, Cornwall: the author. 1892–1921.