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DENISON.

) scientific investigations^ of ch an account will be found in publications of the Boyal, Astro- deal, Chemical, and other ned societies. He established ►bservatory at Cranford, Middle- but this was dismantled in I, and the instruments presented

he University of Oxford. Mr.

La Bue has distinguished him- by the eminent success with ch he has applied photography ihe recording of celestial phe- lena. In 18&) he went to Spain 1 the *' Himalaya expedition," succeeded in obtaining a series ihotographs of the total eclipse he sun, July 18. These photo- jhs, especially those obtained ng the total eclipse, are of high Qtific interest. The discussions he results of the photographic edition formed the subject of Bakerian lecture, reiad at Koyal Society in April, S, and since published in their Qsactions. He published, in lection with Mr. Balfour vart and Mr. B. Loewy, " Ee- ches in Solar Physics," founded observations made at the Eew ervatory under his directions, also took an active part in mak- the preparations for the photo- jhic observation of the transit enus in 1874. In that year he bUshed a private Physical La- itory in which he has, in con- ation with his friend. Dr. Hugo Miiller, carried on an elaborate es of researches on the electrical harge with the chloride-of -silver iery . The results obtained have a, from time to time, communi- k1 to the Boyal Society, and the demie des Sciences, Paris. On . 31, 1881, he delivered a most resting lecture on "The Phe- lena of the Electric Discharge," itrated by a great number of itif ul experiments, at the Royal litution. In this lecture, in ch a full and epitomized ac- it of his researches was given, ised 14,400 cells (14,832 volts). \

The battery now at work in his laboratory consists of 15,000 cells (15,450 volts), and gives a current of 0*4 Ampere. This battery has nearly five times the potential of any con- structed previously by other workers in electricity. Mr. De la Bue acted for some time as Honorary Secretary of the Boyal Astronomical Society? and has been its President, 1864-66. He was the President of the Chemi- cal Society, 1867-69 and 1879-80; and is President of the London Institution. He was elected Secre- tary of the Boyal Institution in 1878, in succession to Mr. William Spottiswoode, who had become President of the Boyal Society. On Dec. 27> 1880, he was elected a corresponding member of the French Academic des Sciences, for the section of astronomy.

DENISON, The Ven. Gkobge Anthony, Archdeacon of Taunton, fourth son of the late John Deni- son, Esq., M.P., brother of the late Viscount Ossington, of the late Bishop of Salisbury, and of the late Sir William Denison, K.C.B., Governor of Madras, was born in 1805. He was educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford, where he graduated B.A. in 1826, taking a first-class in classical honours ; in 1828 was elected Fellow of Oriel College; in the same year was University prizeman, gaining the Latin Essay, and the English Essay in 1829. He was curate of Cuddesden, Oxfordshire, from 1832 to 1838 ; married in 1838 Georgiana, eldest daughter of the Bight Hon. J. W. Henley, M.P. for Oxon ; and became vicar of Broadwindsor, Dorset, whence he was transferred, in 1845, to the vicarage of East Brent, Somerset, and became Examining Chaplain to the Bishop of Bath and Wells, who advanced him in 1851 to the Archdeaconry of Taunton. He has been an active member of the London and Bristol "Church Unions," and a strong opponent of all schemes of Govern- ment education. In 1853^ in