Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Born Monteagle, Scotland (sometimes wrongly given as London, England), 24 Feb. 1815; died South Kensington, London, 21 (ADB gives 20) Oct. 1898
Colonial administrator. Governor of Victoria 1856-63; appointed Mueller as Govt Botanist.
Founding member of Roy. Soc. Vic. (President 1860). FRS; KCB 1853; GCMG 1874.
Specimens at BM, K.
Commemorated in Actinocyclus (diatom), Barklya, Sarchochilus, Barkly Tableland.
Source: George, A.S. (2009) Australian Botanist's Companion, Four Gables Press, WA. [consult for source references]