Andrew Leith Adams


Andrew Leith Adams (1827-1882) was a Scottish army physician, who served in the 22nd Infantry Regiment in Inda, in addition to service in Kashmir, Malta, Gibraltar and Canada. In his spare time he studied the natural history of the countries to which he was deployed. Following his retirement from the army he lectured on natural history at Trinity College, Dublin and Queen's College, Cork.In addition to the present volume, first published in 1867, he also wrote Notes of a Naturalist in the Nile Valley and Malta (1871). He was elected a member of the Royal Society in 1872 and his work was commemorated in the naming of the Black-winged Snowfinch, Montifringilla adamsii.