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James Grant
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Born in Nairn, Highlands
Born on 11th of April 1827
Died in Nairn, Highlands
Died on 11th of February 1892

Born 1827. Died 1892 - Scottish explorer and soldier.

Joined the Indian army fighting in the Sikh War and the Indian mutiny. With John Hanning Speke he explored the sources of the Nile. Made valuable botanical collections. Wrote A Walk Across Africa (1864).

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