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zance in the same year. Though he never "took silk," he acquired a leading position in his profession, and in June, 1879, he was appointed a judge of the Queen's Bench division of the High Court of Justice on Mr. Justice Mellor's retirement from the bench. He was knighted by the Queen at Windsor, June 26. In May, 1882, he was appointed a Lord Justice in the Court of Appeal in the room of the late Sir John Holker, and sworn of the Privy Council. He is the author of an historical essay entitled "Delphi," and of a pamphlet "On the Alabama question." He married, in 1862, Emily Frances, daughter of the late Mr. James Medows Rendel, F.R.S.

BOWEN, Sir George Ferguson, G.C.M.G., the eldest son of the Rev. Edward Bowen, a beneficed clergyman in the north of Ireland, born in that country in 1821, was educated at the Charterhouse and Trinity College, Oxford, where he obtained a scholarship in 1840, and graduated B.A. as first-class in classics in 1844. In the same year he was elected to a fellowship of Brasenose College,: and became a member of Lincoln's Inn. From 1847 to 1851 he held the post of President of the University of Corfu, and was Chief Secretary to the Government of the Ionian Islands from 1854 to 1859. Sir George Bowen, who married, in 1856, the Countess Roma, only surviving daughter of Count Roma, G.C.M.G., then President of the Senate of the Ionian Islands, was appointed, in 1859, Captain-General and Governor-in-Chief of the new colony of Queensland, in Australia, comprising the northeastern portion of the Australian continent. After a successful administration in Queensland, he was appointed, in Nov. 1867, to succeed Sir George Grey as Governor of New Zealand; and in May, 1873, he was gazetted Governor of Victoria in succession to Lord Canterbury, whose term of office had expired. He held that post till 1878, when he was appointed Governor of Mauritius. Sir George is the author of "A Handbook for Travellers in Greece,"—one of Murray's Handbooks; "Mount Athos, Thessaly, and Epirus: a Diary of a Journey from Constantinople to Corfu," 1852; and "Ithaca in 1850," 2nd. edit., 1851, 3rd edit., 1854, translated into Greek, Athens, 1859.

BOWMAN, William, F.R.S., consulting-surgeon to the Royal London Ophthalmic Hospital, Moorfields, some time surgeon to King's College Hospital and Professor of Physiology and General and Morbid Anatomy at King's College, London, is a son of the late John Eddowes Bowman, F.L.S., F.G.S., and was born at Nantwich, July 20, 1816. Having received his medical education partly at King's College, London, he commenced his profession as a surgeon in the West-end of London, and has long been largely engaged in practice, chiefly in the ophthalmic branch. The Royal Medal in Physiology was awarded to him by the Royal Society in 1842. He has been a Vice-President of that society, and three times on its council. He is a corresponding member of the Royal Academy of Science of Turin and of Stockholm, of the Royal Academy of Medicine of Sweden and of Belgium, of the Société Philomathique, of the Société de Chirurgie, and of the Société de Biologie at Paris, of the Royal Medical Society, and the Medico-Chirurgical Society of Edinburgh, of the Philosophical Society of Cambridge, and of the Medical Societies of Geneva, Dresden, Athens, Kieff, Pesth, and Massachusetts. He received the honorary degree of M.D. Dublin, in 1867, and that of LL.D. Cambridge, in 1880. He is President of the Ophthalmological Society of the United Kingdom, Vice-Chairman of the Clerical, Medical, and General Life Assurance Society, a member of the council of King's College, London, of the Council of