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,...