SEDGWICK, Leonard J.

SEDGWICK, Leonard John (Jack). Bristol ?.3.1883 — Bombay 27.6.1925. British Civil Servant in India, interested in Botany and Religion. Son of Roger Buttery S. and Anna Diana Acworth, father and several elder relatives had worked in India. Educated in Uppingham, studies at Cambridge (Pembroke College, B.A.). Arrived in India in 1906. Worked in Maharashtra. Married 1911 Agnes Winifred Guidera, four children. Described several new species of Indian plants, his collections are kept in St.Xavier’s College in Mumbai.

Publications: Edited: Raghunathapandita: Naladamayanti. Cambridge 1912.

– “Bhakti”, JBRAS 23, 1914, 109-134.

With W. Th. Saxton: Plants of northern Gujarat. 117 p. 1918.

– In 1917 founded the Indian Journal of Botany.

Sources: D. Morphet, “The Passionate Botanist – the story of L.J.S.”, Chowkidar 9, 2002, 113f.; Wikipedia.

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