The Indian Biographical Dictionary (1915)/Hooker, Sir Joseph Dalton

Hooker, Sir Joseph Dalton, G.C.S.I., C.B., O.M., M.D., D.C.L., LL.D, F.R.S; b. 1877; s. of late Sir William Jackson Hooker; educ: Glasgow; married twice; joined, R.N. Medical Department, 1839; served as Surgeon and Naturalist in H.M.S. “Erebus” in the Antarctic expedition under Sir James Ross, 1839-43; brought out a series of volumes on the botany of the Antarctic regions.; visited the Himalayas on the North of Sikhim, was badly treated, and kept a prisoner, by the Sikhim authorities; visited the Khasia hills as naturalist, and made botanical collections of great value;, 1847-51: visited Syria and Palestine, I860; Morocco, 1871; the Rocky Mounttains, 1877; served as Assistant Director and Director of Kew Gardens, 1865-85. Publications: Himalayan journals; The Rhododendrons of the Sikhim Himalaya; The Flora of British India, and other scientific works. Address: Sunningdali. Club; Athenium.