William Moorcroft, an English traveller, born in Lancashire about 1780, died at And-khui, between Bokhara and Cabool, Aug. 27, 1825. He was a veterinary surgeon, and went to India in 1808 as superintendent of the East India company's stud in Bengal. With the view of introducing stallions from the neighborhood of Balkh and Bokhara, and at the same time of establishing commercial intercourse with the trans-Himalayan districts, he travelled beyond the Himalaya in 1812 and 1819, pursuing a route in which no European had preceded him, determining the sources of some of the rivers of Punjaub, and visiting Ladakh, Serinagur, Cabool, and Bokhara. He purchased several valuable horses, with which he set out on his return in the summer of 1825, but died of fever, under suspicious circumstances. An account of his explorations up to his arrival at Bokhara was published by Prof. H. IT. Wilson, " Travels in the Himalayan Provinces of Hindustan and the Punjab, in Ladakh and Kashmir," etc. (London, 1841).