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Nelson's chaplain on board the Victory at Trafalgar, and was born at Burnham, Essex, in 1809. In 1842, in association with her husband, the Rev. Alfred Gatty, D.D., she brought out 'The Life of Dr. Scott,' her father. Her first independent work appeared in 1851, "being a graceful melange of fanciful stories, entitled
'The Fairy Godmothers, and other Tales.'
In 1855, she followed up this first success with the earliest of the five volumes of her ' Parables from Nature.'" In 1856 Mrs. Gatty published her 'Worlds not Realized,' and a year afterwards her ' Proverbs Illustrated'; in 1858 'The Poor Incumbent' and 'Legendary Tales,' the latter embellished by Phiz. In May, 1866, she began her monthly organ for children, Aunt Judys Magazine. "The news of Mrs. Gatty's death will be something like a home-grief in many a nursery."
"One of those men of iron will and steadfast determination, whose deeds form landmarks in the history of English adventure and discovery,"
Sir Robert Sir Robert M'Clure.died on the 17th of October. M 'Clure.
The Athenceum of the 1st of November says: "It was on the morning of October 26th, 1850, that Robert M'Clure, standing on a lofty hill on Bank's Land, sighted Barrow Strait and the coast of Melville Island beyond, and thus became the discoverer of the North-West Passage. All doubt as to the existence of a water communication between the two great oceans was
removed. The hill was called 'Mount Observa- Mount
tion.' In the following year, M'Clure performed, probably, the most wonderful feat of ice navigation on record, passing round the south and west sides of Bank's Land, between the shore and the stupendous ice-fields of that inland sea, until he reached the bay of God's Mercy, on the northern coast . The two winters passed in this cheerless spot well-nigh exhausted the provisions, and M'Clure had made all his preparations for abandoning the ship, when, on the 6th of April, 1852, a party from the Resolute came to his relief. The comparatively short march from the Bay of Mercy to the Resolute's position off Melville Island completed the North-West Discovers Passage; and M'Clure and his 'Investigators' are ^est Passage. the only men who have ever passed from ocean to ocean round the northern side of North America."
The fourteenth publication of the Spenser The Spenser Society, consisting of a second collection of Societvthe works of John Taylor, the Water-Poet, not included in the folio of 1630, is announced on the 8th of November, 1873. It is also mentioned that the Early English Text Society will complete the tenth year of its life on December 31st.
Mrs. Janet The death of Mrs. Janet Hamilton, “ the wellHamilton.
known Scotch poetess," is recorded on the same date. “She was of very humble origin, and was married at the early age of thirteen. She could | not write, and had to dictate her compositions
to her husband, who was a shoemaker, and he reduced them to writing. Her works consist of 'Poems and Essays,' 'Poems and Sketches,' &c., a new edition of them, it is said, being now in the
press. Mrs. Hamilton was born in 1795." The Royal The anniversary meeting of the Royal Society Society: first anniversary on Monday, the ist of December, was held in the meeting in
on new domicile allotted to the Society in Burlington House.
House. The Atheneum of December 6th states: “The retiring President, Sir George Airy, commenced his address by congratulating the Society on the ‘scientific, literary, and social accommodation they now enjoy' in their new 'localization, and expressed his hope that they were there 'established with a degree of permanency at least comparable to that which the Society experienced in Crane Court and in Somerset
House."" Obituary, The obituary for 1873 includes Dr. Lushington; 1873.
Mr. Charles Longman, F.G.S.; Prof. Sedgwick; Mr. J. S. Le Fanu, the novelist; Sir Frederic Madden, for many years head of the Manuscript Department in the British Museum; Lord de la Zouche; Sir Henry Holland; Mr. J.
Gough Nichols; Mr. John Yonge Akerman, many years secretary of the Society of Antiquaries, and author of many valuable works and papers relating to numismatics or archaeology (he was also " the first railway journalist, being editor and one of the founders of the Railway Magazine, now called Herapath's Railway Journal, and bearing 1835 on its title as the date of its establishment"); Mr. William James Adams, the publisher of Bradshaw's Guides from the first number, which was issued in 1839, and "consisted of only about 38 pages"; Mr. John Arrowsmith, the last of the well - known family of geographers; Mr. Emanuel Oscar Deutsch; Mr. M. J. Whitty, the proprietor of the Liverpool Daily Post and the Liverpool Journal; Mr. John Camden Hotten, the publisher, of Piccadilly; and Mr. Thornton Leigh Hunt.
Mr. David Morier Evans, who had been con- ,g74. nected with the London press from the time David Morier he was sixteen, died on the 1st of January, 1874, Evansat the age of fifty-four. The Athenaum of the 10th states: "He served under Mr. Alsager, City editor of the Times, for some years. At his death, Mr. Evans became assistant City editor to Mr. Sampson, of the Times, and in that capacity acquired a reputation in the best financial circles accorded to few men. In 1857
Mr. Evans associated himself with the present proprietor of the Standard, as manager and City editor; and his ability and industry, as well as his high character in the City, contributed greatly to the success of that journal. In 1872 he withdrew from the Standard, and last year founded the Hour newspaper. Unhappily, a malady from which he had long been suffering rapidly developed itself under the responsibilities of his new enterprise, and mind
and body alike gave way under the trial
He had always a kind heart and an open purse for all comers." Mr. Evans was the author of "'The Commercial Crisis of 1847-1848,' 'City Men and City Manners,' 'Facts, Failures, and Frauds,' &c. He was also the editor and part proprietor of the Bankers' Magazine, the Bankers' Ahnanac, and the BuIIwnist."
A review of' Lancashire Worthies,' by Francis Espinasse, appeared on January 17th, in which ^ Th<^ the following reference is made to Hawarestate. den: "Some of the wealth of the Stanleys, confiscated in the Commonwealth days, has gone in strange directions. Thus, the Hawarden estate in Flintshire fell into the hands of 'rascal Glyn,' who had no more principle than the Stanleys of the Bosworth days. The estate is still in the hands of a descendant of the famous, or infamous, Serjeant Glyn, namely Sir Stephen