Allan Black

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Allan Adamson Black (1832–4 December 1865) was a Scottish botanist. He was the first curator of Kew Herbarium (1853–1864)[1] and a superintendent of the Lal Bagh botanic garden at Bangalore. He died on ship, H.M.S. Dalhousie, off the Cocos Islands on 4 December 1865. He was the fourth son of Reverend John Black of Perthshire.[2]


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  2. ^ "Death". Greenock Telegraph and Clyde Shipping Gazette. 23 January 1866. p. 3 – via British Newspaper Archive. 
  3. ^ IPNI.  Black.