Page:Men of the Time, eleventh edition.djvu/1042

From Wikisource
Jump to navigation Jump to search
This page has been proofread, but needs to be validated.
1025
STRACHAN—STRATHNAIRN.

1865; "Little Foxes" 1865; "Queer Little People" 1867; "Daisy's First Winter, and other Stories" 1867; "The Chimney Comer" 1868; "Men of Our Times; or, Leading Patriots of the Day" 1868; "Old-town Folks" 1869; "Little Pussy Willow" 1870; "Pink and White Tyranny" 1871; "Sam Lawson's Fireside Stories" 1871; "My Wife and I" 1872; "Palmetto Leaves," 1873; "Bett's Bright Idea, and other Tales," 1875; " We and Our Neighbours," 1875; " Footsteps of Our Master," 1876; "Bible Heroines," 1878; "Poganuc People: their Loves and their Lives" 1878; "A Dog's Mission," 1881. In Sept. 1869, Mrs. Stowe contributed to the ''Atlantic Monthly'' and to ''Macmlllan's Magazine'' an article entitled "The True Story of Lady Byron's Life," in which she accused Lord Byron of incest. This article evoked a storm of literary criticism, which was by no means allayed by the publication in 1870 of her work entitled "Lady Byron Vindicated." Mrs. Stowe's home is in Hartford, Connecticut, but she passes much of her time in Florida, where she has an orange plantation.

STRACHAN, The Right Rev. John Miller, M.D., Bishop of Rangoon, received his education in the University of Edinburgh. He took orders in 1862, and became incumbent of St. Thomé, Madras. He was appointed to the Bishopric of Rangoon when it became vacant by the resignation of Dr. Titcomb, and he was consecrated to that see by the Archbishop of Canterbury in the chapel of Lambeth Palace, May 1,1882.

STRAFFORD, Lord.See Enfield, Viscount.

STRATHNAIRN (Baron}, Field-Marshal The Right Hon. Hugh Henry Rose, G.C.H.,G.C.S.I., son of the late Right Hon. Sir George H. Rose, G.C.H., for many years member for Christ Church, British Minister at Berlin, &c. (who died in 1855), born in 1803, was educated at Berlin; entered the army in 1820; and after attaining the rank of Lieut. Col. became successively Consul-General in Syria, Secretary of Embassy and Chargé d'Affaires at the Porte and Commissioner at the head-quarters of the French army in the East in 1856-56. While acting as Chargé d'Affaires at the Porte, he displayed, according to Mr. Kinglake, great foresight in urging upon the admiral in command of the Mediterranean fleet the policy of making a naval demonstration at the critical moment when Prince Menschikoff, by his domineering attitude, had nearly succeeded in intimidating the Sultan and his ministers. During the Indian mutiny the command of the Central India field force was bestowed upon him, and for his able services at this perilous period, culminating in the fall of Jhansi, he was created first a K.C.B. and afterwards a G.C.B., besides receiving the thanks of Parliament, and when the order of the Star of India was instituted, he was one of the earliest of the recipients of that honour. On the return to Europe of the late Lord Clyde, Sir Hugh Rose succeeded him as Commander-in-Chief in India, and it fell to his lot, while holding this high post, to superintend and direct the amalgamation of the Queen's forces with the armies of the late East India Company. By his zeal, energy, and professional skill on this occasion, he succeeded in reforming many old-standing abuses and defects, and greatly promoted the comfort and efficiency of the troops. He resigned the post of Commander-in-Chief in India in 1865, and took command of Her Majesty's forces in Ireland. In 1869 he was appointed to succeed the late Lord Gough in the command of the Royal Horse Guards; and in 1870 he resigned the command in Ireland. His lordship is a General in the army, and is regarded as one of the ablest of our general officers. He was made a D.C.L. at Oxford in

3 u