WATT, George. Old Meldrum, Aberdeenshire 24.4.1851 — Lockerbie 2.4.1930. Sir. British (Scots) Physician and Scientist in India. Son of John W., educated at Marischal College in Aberdeen and Glasgow University. From 1873 Professor of Botany at Calcutta University. In 1882 Medical and Scientific Officer in Burma-Manipur Boundary Commission, from 1884 scientific Assistant-Secretary to the Government of India. From 1887 Reporter on Economic Products to Government. From 1903 Director of Indian Art Exhibition. Retired in 1906 and settled in Lockerbie, Scotland C.I.E. 1903.
Publications: ed. A Dictionary of the Economic Products of India. 6 vols. in 9. Calcutta 1889-93, and Index vol. by Edgar Thurston, 1896, abridged one-vol. version Commercial Products of India. L. 1908.
– Pests and Blights of the Tea Plant. 1898; Rhea and China Grass. 1???; Lac Industries. 1901; Indian Art at Delhi. 1903 (an exhibition); The wild and cultivated cotton plants of the world. L. 1907.
Sources: Buckland, Dictionary; Wikipedia with portrait.