Rae, John (18131893)

Rae, John, Arctic voyager, born in Orkney, studied medicine in Edinburgh; first visited the Arctic regions as a surgeon; was engaged in three expeditions to these regions, of which he published reports; was made a LL.D. of Edinburgh University on the occasion of Carlyle's installation as Lord Rector (18131893).

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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