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Item HAM - Hamilton, Francis Buchanan
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GB235 HAM

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Hamilton, Francis Buchanan

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  • 1762 - 1829 (Creation)

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Minimal: ephemera, 1 monograph document

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Hamilton, Francis Buchanan (1762-1829)

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A Scottish Physician, Buchanan Hamilton contributed greatly as a botanist, zoologist and geographer in India.

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1 Letter, dated 8th of November 1830, regarding the donation of the herbarium collection of Dr. Francis Hamilton to the University of Edinburgh, written by William Blacklock to Prof. Robert Graham

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Hamilton, Francis (né Buchanan) changed his name to “Hamilton” to fulfil the requirements of a legacy.

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