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Banff he gave his days

adicraftj and his nights idy of nature. His noc- jnblings made him ao-

with much that never in the ken of the ordinary

he became familiar with

3 of owls, bats, badgers.

Later on the kin^iess

bouring minister supplied

some books on natural rom which he not only le special information he at also learned to write

vigorous English. The

his ardour and perse- ras a valuable collection cal specimens stuifed by rhich he exhibited, first

and then at Aberdeen,

ut a hope that it might

a more than mere pecu-

But it failed to do even

he had to di8i>08e of it 18 loss. Again and again ew his collections, making e perfect than the last, as obliged to part with ler the pressure of sick- increasing wants. He Mi well- written articles on Lstory to the Zoologist and nblications ; and in 1866 icted an Associate of the Society. He also obtained orship of the Banff Mu-

salary first of £2 2s., and s of Jti 4a. a year. In

Samuel Smiles, and Mr. Scotch artist, fotmd this , of science living in great t Banff, maintaining him- obbler, whilst, as long as Ifth lasted, he devoted all re time to his favourite

pursuits. A biography published by Mr. Smiles irew the attention of the mblic to his merits, one 2f result being that a pen- 50 a year was grranted by m to Mr. Edward. The n was conveyed to him following letter :— " 2, 1 Gardens, Christmas Bay,

1876. Sir,— The Queen has b much interested in reading y biography by Mr. Smiles, and touched by your successful pure of natural science under all cares and trouble of daily t Her Majesty has been graciou pleased to confer on you a pens of jBoO a year. I am, &c., yo faithfully, Beaoonsfield." In I

1877, Mr. Edward was electee corresponding member of the Bk> Physical Society of Edinbui^ His name appears as a " ref erenc or " authority " on pa^e after pi of such classical treatises as W< ward and Bate's " Sessile-eyed Ci tacea," Couch's "British Pishc and Norman's " Echinoderms," s many new species have been nan after him. Of Crustacea alon not to speak of birds, fishes, insei zoophytes, and other kinds of a mals — he seems to have rooted ' something like two hundred spec; many of them wholly new to sciei and nearly all of them new to part of the country.

EDWARDS, Miss Akb: Blandfobd is the daughter oi PeninsuVi officer, and is matema descended from the family of Yi pole. Her taste for art and lite ture was evidenced from an ea age, and in 1853, while yet t young, she began to be known the public as a contributor periodical literature. Since tl time, though best known as novelist and traveller, she 1 written many juvenile and edu tional works, besides contribut; art and dramatic criticisms, liter reviews, and political leaders certain of our foremost weekly t daily papers. The following among Miss A. B. Edwards's b< known novels : — " My Broth< Wife " (1865) ; " Hand and Glo\ (1869); "Barbara'sHistory"(18(

  • ' Half a MiUion of Money," wh

first appeared as a serial in All Tear Bound (1865) ; " Debenha Vow/' first passed through colunms of Good Words (187 B B 2