John Keast Lord

John Keast Lord, naturalist, veterinarian (b in Cornwall, Eng 1818; d at Brighton, Eng 9 Dec 1872).

Lord, John Keast

John Keast Lord, naturalist, veterinarian (b in Cornwall, Eng 1818; d at Brighton, Eng 9 Dec 1872). After receiving his veterinarian diploma in 1844, he practised briefly, then disappeared and wandered through several only partially recorded endeavours, including a whaling voyage, trapping in Minnesota and parts of Canada, and artillery service in the Crimea War. When British Columbia was established as a colony, he worked as naturalist to the boundary commission surveying the FORTY-NINTH PARALLEL from 1858 to 1862, wintering on Vancouver Island. During this period he sent numerous faunal collections to the British Museum, named 2 new mammals and reported his observations in 2 volumes, The Naturalist in Vancouver Island and British Columbia (1866).