GERARD, Patrick

GERARD, Patrick. 11.6.1794 — Simla 4.10.1848. British (Scottish) Colonial Officer and Scientist in India. Son of Gilbert G., D.D., and Helen Duncan, brother of —> Alexander Gerard and —> James G. Gerard. Educated in Aberdeen, in 1812 joined Bengal army. In regimental service, partly in hill corps. Captain 1828, invalided 1831. Collaborated with his brothers.

Publications: Three meteorological articles in As. Res. 15, 1825 and JASB 2 & 12.

With A. Gerard: “Account of a Journey through the Himalaya Mountains”, Edinburgh Philos. Journal 1824, 295-305.

Sources: Buckland, Dictionary; H.M.C[hichester], D.N.B. 21, 1890, 224; Wikipedia.

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