Biographical data


Carey, William


(Source: Flora Malesiana ser. 1, 5: Cyclopaedia of collectors, Supplement I)


Born: 1761. Died: 1834.



Missionary and Orientalist, in India from 1794. Editor of Roxburghís Flora Indica. He is cited as the donor of a plant from Malacca (1808) to the Calcutta Bot. Gard. (cf. Roxburgh, Hort. Beng. 1814). Probably what he did was sending plant material from a Malacca plant cultivated in his botanic garden at Serampore.


biographical data:

Dict. Nat. Biogr. 9, p. 77; Biogr. Index Britten & Boulger, 2nd ed. by Rendle, 1931; Backer, Verkl. Woordenb., 1936; J. Bomb. Nat. Hist. Soc. 51, 1953, p. 867, and ibid. 54, 1956, p. 45.