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An Enlightened Scot: Hugh Cleghorn, 1752-1837 - Scientific Forestry in India

An Enlightened Scot: Hugh Cleghorn, 1752-1837 - Scientific Forestry in India

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An Enlightened Scot: Hugh Cleghorn, 1752-1837

By Aylwin Clark. Foreword by Nicholas Phillipson.

Published by Black Ace Books, Duns, Scotland, 1992. First Edition. Signed by the author to the front endpaper. 8vo. Hardback book with dust jacket. 334 pages. Illustrated in b&w.

A very good clean copy. Jacket very good and unclipped. Book very clean throughout. No writing or names except for the author's signature on the front endpaper. A very good first edition.

Hugh Francis Clarke Cleghorn of Stravithie, (9 August 1820 – 16 May 1895) was a Madras-born Scottish physician who worked in India and pioneered as a botanist and in forest conservancy. Cleghorn, sometimes known as the father of scientific forestry in India, was instrumental in the creation of the forest department in the Presidency of Madras. The plant genus Cleghornia was named after him by the botanist Robert Wight. Cleghorn returned to Scotland in 1869 and developed forestry education in Scotland and established a lecturership at the Edinburgh University.
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