Collection SIN - Sinclair, James

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Sinclair, James


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Comprehensive collection: ephemera, 5 boxes of misc. papers & notes

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born at Bu of Hoy, Orkney on 29th November 1913, and died at Kirkwall, Orkney, 15th February 1968, James Sinclair obtained a BSc at Edinburgh University in 1936, became a teacher on Orkney where he also studied algae. He worked as a botanist at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh between 1946 and 1948, moving to become Curator of the Herbarium of the Botanic Gardens in Singapore between 1948 and 1963. He collected plants in Malaya, Borneo, Indonesia and the Philippines.

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•5 boxes including papers regarding the bequest of the herbarium, British plants field notes and India and Malaya field notes.

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