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ic support. That work has

considerable influence on the ress of British art and art- ufacture, and to the labours of ditor may in some measure be buted the transfer of public mage in England from the masters" to the modern ts. Mr. Hall terminated his connexion with the Art Journal ec, 1880. He has edited the 5k of Gems," "Book of British ids/' "Baronial Halls," and • illustrated works. In 1851 he Lshed^ in conjunction with the Toumal, an " Illustrated Cata- j of the Exhibition of the In- •y of all Nations," the most mtic pictorial presentation of X)ntent8 and interior of the »1 Palace, extant; in 1862 a ar work, descriptive of the national Exhibition; and in a work of the same character irning the Universal Exhibi- at Paris. He has issued in [rt Journal a series of engrav-

from the pictures in the 3n Gallery, and of those in private collection of Her ity. During his long labours nnection with literature, Mr. formed the acquaintance of

literary celebrities, and his ections of these, embodied in res,he has delivered repeatedly adon and in many of the lead- ities and towns of England. 70 he published a handsome le of these records, entitled 3ook of Memonea of Great tnd Women of the Age." A f the several works, original dited, by Mr. and Mrs. Hall,

occupy more space than can red in this work, as it amounts ee hundred and forty volumes. All's latest work, "The Ee- ct of a Long Life," appeared vols., 1883. He received in ,n annual civil-list pension of In recognition of his services and literature. Mr. Hall has )d in founding some excellent ies of London; amongst which

may be mentioned, the Hospital for Consumption, the Gk>vemes8es' Institution, the Pensioners' Em- ployment Society; and he acted as one of the honorary secretaries of the Nightingale Fund.

HALLE, Ohables, pianist, a native of Germany, at an early age established himself at Paris, and acquired a great reputation for his elegant and elevated method in the interpretation of the classical com- positions of the best masters for his instrument. His future indeed seemed secure, for his services as a professor were eagerly sought, when the revolution of Feb., 1848, proved calamitous to him, as it did to many other musicians in the French capital. Mr. Hall^ repaired to England, and made his first appearance at a concert in Covent Garden Theatre with Beethoven's E flat Concerto. He also sang at the matinees of Mr. John Ella, the director of the Musical Union. He soon afterwards established himgelf at Manchester as Director of the Musical Institution there, and has materially contributed towards improving the musical taste of the inhabitants, as well as promoting in that centre of commercial activity a knowledge of the best ordiestral works of the great masters. Mr. Hall^ is, however, as much a resident in London as in Manchester. Mr. Halle instituted in 1857 an annual series of twenty orchestral and choral concerts, which have taken place uninterruptedly since then, and have become one of the most im- X>ortant series in Europe. He has published a few compositions of a very high order.

HALLIDAY, Sir Frbdbbick Jahes, E.C.B., son of Mr. Thomas Halliday, of Ewell, Surrey, was bom in 1806, and having been edu- cated at St. Paul's School, Rugby, and Haileybury College, entered the civil service of the East India Company in 1825. He held several civil, political, and legislative posts, and in Dec, 1853, was appointed