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In Scotland, a senior solicitor conducting cases in the Court of Session; originally a clerk in the Secretary of State's office who prepared writs for the Signet.

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Hector, Sir James (1834–1907), colonial geologist and geological administrator

Alan Mason.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Science and Mathematics; Geology and the Lithosphere. 1113 words.

Hector, Sir James (1834–1907), colonial geologist and geological administrator, was born on 16 March 1834 in Edinburgh, the eldest son of Alexander Hector, lawyer and writer to the signet,...

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