See also:equatorial Africa, was
See also:born at
See also:Nairn, where his
See also:father was the
See also:minister, on the 11th of
See also:April 1827 . He was educated at the grammar school and Marischal
See also:Aberdeen, and in 1846 joined the
See also:Indian army . He saw active service in the
See also:Sikh War (1848–49), served throughout the
See also:mutiny of 1857, and was wounded in the operations for the
See also:relief of
See also:Lucknow . He returned to England in 1858, and in 186o joined J . H . Speke (q.v.) in the memorable expedition which solved the problem of the Nile
See also:sources . The expedition
See also:Zanzibar in
See also:October 186o and reached
See also:Gondokoro, where the travellers were again in
See also:touch with
See also:civilization, in
See also:February 1863 . Speke was the
See also:leader, but
See also:Grant carried out several investigations independently and made valuable botanical collections . He acted throughout in absolute
See also:loyalty to his comrade . In 1864 he published, as supplementary to Speke's account of their
See also:journey, A Walk across Africa, in which he dealt particularly with " the ordinary
See also:life and pursuits, the habits and feelings of the natives " and the economic value of the countries traversed . In 1864 he was awarded the
See also:patron's medal of the Royal
See also:Geographical Society, and in 1866 given the Companionship of the Bath in recognition of his services in the expedition . He served in the intelligence department of the Abyssinian expedition of 1868; for this he was made C.S.I. and received the Abyssinian medal .
At theclose of the war he re-tired from the army with the
See also:rank of
See also:lieutenant-colonel . He had married in 1865, and he now settled down at Nairn, where he died on the 11th of February 1892 . He made contributions to the
See also:journals of various learned
See also:societies, the most notable being the " Botany of the Speke and Grant Expedition " in vol.
See also:xxix. of the Transactions of the Linnaean Society .
JAMES GRANT (1822–1887)
ROBERT GRANT (1814-1892)
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