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however, at intervals, to exhibit in the Bojal Academy untU 1862, when he was elected an Associate of the Society of Painters in Water- Colours, of which he was made a fuU member two years later, and for about seven years worked only in that medium. In 1870 he again aent a picture to the Academy, and has since then exhibited both oil and water-oolonrs. Mr. Hunt's best known pictures since that time are : "Loch Maree; "Gtoring Lock;" " Dnnstanborongh Castle •/* "A Mountain joyous with Leaves and Streams ; " Summer Days for Me;" "WMtby Morning" and " Evening ; " " Leafy June ; " " The Wreck of the Globe;" "Whitby Churchyard ; " and " Sonning." Mr. Hunt's water-colours are so numerous, that it is difficult to make a selection from them. Per- haps the most important are the " Durham ; " " llie Eainbow ; " " miswater ; " " Llandecwyn ; " " Loch Corinsk ; " aad " A Land of Smouldering Fire." A large num- ber of fine specimens of his art were grouped togetiier at one of the Winter Exhibitions of the Groevenor Ghallery a few years ago, and are fresh in the recollec- tion of many. Mr. Hunt is gene- rally considered to be the most distinguished follower of Turner, and the chief upholder of the system of land8cai>e which endea- rooTs to unite truth of light and poetical feeling with fidelity to Bature. In 1882 Mr. Hunt was elected Honorary Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford.

HUNT, EoBBBT, F.E.S., born Sept. 6, 1807, at Devonport, a self- educated man, is the Keeper of Mining Becords at the Museum of ftactical Geology, and was the fiwt-appointed I^ofessor of Me- <ihanl<5Bil Science to the Govern- ment School of Mines. He is best known by his work on "Photo- Ki^^P^y," published in 1842 ; " Ee- eearches on Light," " The Poetry of Science," and " Panthea, or the

Spirit of Nature," 1849; "Ele- mentary Physics," 1851 ; and Maniml of Photography," 7th edition 1857 ; and is the editor of three editions of " Ure's Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures, and Mines." The 7th edition was published in 1875, and a supplementary volume in 1878. He has devoted special attention to the chemical influences of the solar rays, is the discoverer of several important photographic processes, and has contributed to a more perfect knowledge of the influences of light, heat, and acti- nism (the chemical principle of the solar rays), on tiie growth of plants. These researches have been published in the " Transactions of the British Association," and one paper in the " Transactions of the Boyal Society," of which Society he has been for many years a Fellow. He waa for five years Secretary to the Boyal Cornwall Polytechnic Society, during which period he was very actively engaged in inves- tigating the phenomena of mineral veins and of metalliferous de^sits in general. Mr. Robert Hunt; who is the author of the "Synopis," and of the "Handbook" of the Great Exhibition of 1851, and of the International Exhibition of 1862, was the originator of the pubUcation of statistical returns of the mineral produce of the United Kingdom. His " Mineral Statis- tics," published annually by order of the Treasury, are so much valued by those engaged in metal- lurgical and mineral industries, that in 1860 a very handsome testimonial of the value of 500 guineas was presented to him. He originated the Miner's Asso- ciation of Cornwall and Devon- shire, the object of which is to give the practical miner a scientific edu- cation, fitted for the industry in which he is engaged. This Insti- tution is still actively at work. Mr. E. Hunt was appointed in 1866 one of the Boyal Commissioners to inquire into the quantity of coal