John Reeves (naturalist)

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John Reeves (1 May 1774 – 22 March 1856) was an English naturalist. He developed a notable collection of Chinese drawings of animals and plants.

Reeves was appointed Inspector of Tea for the British East India Company in 1808. He was responsible for the introduction of a number of garden plants to the West.

He is commemorated in the names of Reeves's Muntjac and Reeves's Pheasant.

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