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companied to Maryland the first | detachment of priests who were sent from that institution on a | special mission to the coloiired ' pK)pulation of the United States, i On the death of Bishop Turner, he was elected Bishop of Salford, and consecrated in his Cathe- dral by the present Cardinal Arch- bishop of Westminster, Oct. 28, 1872. Since that time a series of well-written pastoral letters has issued from his pen, addressed to the members of his flock, and notably his " Submission to a Divine Teacher," being an able answer to Mr. Gladstone's " Ex- postulation." Bishop Vaughan, who has acquired a considerable reputation as a preacher, has pub- lished several pamphlets, and is the proprietor of two newspapers, the Tablet and Catholic Opinion.

VAUGHAN, The Right Rev. Wflliam, D.D., a prelate of the Roman Church, born in London, Feb. 14, 1814, was consecrated Bishop of Plymouth, Sept. 16, 1855.

V A U X, William Sandys Wbight, M.A., F.R.S., son of the late Rev. W. Vaux, B.D., Preben- dary of Winchester and Vicar of Romsey, Hants, born in 1818, was educated at Westminster School and Balliol College, Oxford, where he graduated B.A. in 18 iO. He was employed in the department of Antiquities in the British Museum in 1841, and, rising gradually, was ap}X>inted to the Keepership of the department of Coins and Medals in Jan., 1861. This office he resigned Oct., 1870, from ill-health. He has written *' Nineveh and Persepolis,** an historical sketch of Ancient Assyria and Persia, with an Ac- count of the recent researches in those countries, a work which has gone through four editions, and has been tranSated into German; a " Handbook to the Antiquities in the British Museum," published in 1851 ; edited " The World encom- passed by Sir F. Drake," for the Hakluyt Society; and in 1863

edited and deciphered, for the Trustees of the British Museum, a collection of ninety Phoenician in- scriptions recently found at Car- thage. In 1875 he wrote for the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, in the series called " Ancient History from the Monu- ments," " Persia, from the Earliest Period to the Arab Conquest ; " in 1877, for the same society and series, " Greek Cities and Islands of Asia Minor;" and, in 1876, a " Catalogue of the Castellani Col- lection of Antiquities in the Uni- versity Galleries at Oxford." He has also contributed nmny papers to the Transactions of the Royal Society of Literature, of the Numis- matic Society, and of the New Zealand Institute. From 1871 to 1876 he was engaged on a Cata^ logue of the Coins in the Bodleian Library, for the University of Ox- ford, and he is, at the present time. Secretary to the Royal Society of Literature, and to the Royal Asiatic, Society, having been appointed to -the latter post on Jan. 1, 1876.

VEITCH, John, M.A., born at Peebles, N.B., Oct. 24, 1829, re- ceived his early education at the Grammar School, and in 1845 en- tered the University of Edinburgh, where he gained honours, especially in logic and moral philosophy. In 1850 he published a translation of the "Discourse on Method," of Descartes, with an introductory essay on the nature of the Cartesian philosophy, and in 1853 a transla- tion of the "Meditations," and selections from the " Principles of Philosophy," of Descartes, with notes. In 1855-6 he acted as as- sistant to the late Sir W. Hamilton, Professor of Logic and Metaphysics in the University of Edinburgh, and to his successor. Professor Fraser, until 1860, when he was appointed to the Professorship of Logic, Metaphysics, and Rhetoric in the University of St. Andrews. Professor Veitch, who in 1857 was presented with the honorary degree