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SINCLAIR, Andrew, MD

A Scottish botanist, b. Paisley, Renfrewshire (1794-1861). Made important plant collections in the Cape of Good Hope, the Mediterranean Sea,  the South American coast, California, Mexico, Central America and Brazil. Further collections were made in Australia and the Bay of Islands. in 1844 he was appointed Colonial Secretary for New Zealand, and is credited with creating the first effective civil service in that country.

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