John Kirk
John Kirk

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John Kirk 
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19 December 1832 Born.
1854 Studied medicine and Botany at Edinburgh; MD. and L.R.C.S.
18551857Civil medical staff in the Crimea.
February 18581863Physician and botanist to Livingstones's Zambesi expedition.
June 1866 Surgeon to political agency in Zanzibar and Vice-consul.
14 March 1867 Married Miss Helen Cook (mother of his six children).
18701873Consul at Zanzibar.
18731886Consul-General at Zanzibar.
1879 C.M.G. (Companion of St. Michael and St. George).
5 September 1881 K.C.M.G. (Knight Commander of St Michael and St George).
2 February 1886 G.C.M.G. (Knight Grand Cross of St. Michael and St. George)
1887 Fellow of the Royal Society.
1890 L.L.D. (Doctor Laws), Edinburgh.
1890 K.C.B. (Knight Commander of the Bath).
1897 Sc.D. (Doctor of Science), Cambridge.
1898 D.C.L. (Doctor of Civic Law), Oxford.
15 January 1922 Died.
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