The Indian Biographical Dictionary (1915)/Watt, Sir George
Watt, Sir George, Kt. (1903), C.I.E. (1903), M.B., C.M., F.L.S., LL.D. (Aberdeen and Glasgow); 3rd s. of late John Watt; b. Old Meldrum, Aberdeenshire, 1851; educ: Grammar School, King’s College and Marischal College, Aberdeen; came out to India as Professor of Botany, Calcutta University, 1873-74; on special duty in connection with Burma-Manipur Boundary Commission as Medical Officer, 1882; Scientific Assistant Secretary, Government of India, 1881; in charge of the India Section of the Calcutta International Exhibition, 1884; Commissioner, Colonial and Indian Exhibition, London, 1885-86; Reporter to Government of India on Economic Products, 1887-1903; Governor of Imperial Institute, 1892; Editor, The Agricultural Ledger, 1892-1903; President, Pharmacological Section of the Indian Medical Congress, 1894; in charge of Calcutta Industrial Museum, 1894-03; won the Daniel Hanbury Gold medal, 1901; Honorary Secretary, Indigenous Drug Committee of India, 1901; Director, Indian Art Exhibition, Delhi, 1903; on Special duty in London, 1901-08; Officier d’Academe; Corresponding Member, Royal Horticultural Society: Fellow, Royal Society, Haarlem; President, Richmond Athenæum, 1907; retired, 1906. Publications: Dictionary of the Economic Products of India (8 Vols.); Pests and Blights of the Pea Plants; Rhia and China Grass; Lac and Lac Industries; a Plague in the Betel-nut Palm of India; Flora of Cambia; Dictionary of Commercial Products of India; Indian Art at Delhi in 1903, etc. Address: Annandale House, Lockerbie, N.B. Club: Savage.