Francis Buchanan-Hamilton

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Francis Buchanan-Hamilton (February 15, 1762 – June 15, 1829), Scottish physician who made significant contributions as a geographer, zoologist, and botanist while living in India.

The author abbreviation Buch.-Ham. is used when published in the field of botany. In zoology and particularly ichthyology Hamilton is used instead.

After his elder brother's death, the maternal inheritance fell to him, but to claim it, he needed to change his last name.

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  • Buchanan, F. 1807. A journey from Madras through the countries of Mysore, Canara, and Malabar, performed under the orders of the most noble the Marquis Wellesley, Governor General of India ... T. Cadell and W. Davies etc., London. 3: i-iv + 1-479 + i-xiii + index. reference page 
  • Hamilton, F. 1822. An account of the fishes found in the river Ganges and its branches. Archibald Constable & Co., Hurst, Robinson & Co. Pp. i–vii + 1–405, Pls. 1–39. BHL Reference page. 


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