in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Natural History; Politics; Elections and Electoral Studies. 1118 words.
Kirk, Sir John (1832–1922), naturalist and political agent, was born on 19 December 1832 at Barry, Forfarshire, the second of the four children (three sons and one daughter) of John Kirk (dnull...