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C. H. TAWNEY.

We regret to announce the death, at the age of 85, of Mr. Charles Henry Tawney, C.I.E. Educated at Rugby he passed to Cambridge, where he gained the highest honours in Classics and was elected a Fellow of Trinity College. In 1864 he joined the Educational Department, Bengal, where he gained his extensive knowledge of Sanskrit. On his retirement he was appointed Librarian of the India Office, where his readiness to put his stores of knowledge at the disposal of workers on Indian subjects and his unfailing geniality and courtesy won for him the affection of a host of friends. To students of folk-lore he is best known as the translator of two important collections of Indian folk tales, the Katha Sarit Sāgara and the Katha Kosa, with elaborate notes illustrating his wide knowledge of folk tales in many languages.