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who lived in a Shoe ; " in 1847 he published, in parts, a story called "The Disgrace to the Family;" in 1848 wrote a story in the lUui" trated News entitled " The Progress of a Bill/' and supplied lei^ing articles to the Daily Ifevos, Morning Post, Lloyd*8 Weekly Newspaper, and other papers. He was a copious contributor to Household Words and All the Tear Bound, under the edi- torship of the late Charles Dickens. While in Paris he was for years the principal French literary and art critic of the Athentsum. In 1851 he produced a farce, As Cool as a Cucumber ; " in 1869, " The Chatterbox," a comedy in two acts; and in 1858, a comedy in two acts called " Beau Brummel." In 1852, haying trayelled through Sweden as commissioner for ute Crystal Palace Company, he published a book of *' Swedish Sketches ; " and in 1866, "Imperial Paris." In 1857, on the death of his father, Mr. JeiTold became editor of Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper. He wrote " Life and Remains of Douglas Jerrold," published in 1858; "The French under Arms" (a series of French military studies reprinted from the Daily News), and " The Chronicles of a Crutch," in 1860 ; a series of articles on the Poor of London, which apx)eared in the Morning Post in 1862 ; and in 1863 he went to Paris as the commissioner of the same pa^>er, to make a study of the French institutions for the poor. This elaborate inquiry is embodied in "The Children of Lutetia," 2 vols. 8vo. In 1867 he was appointed by the Government to report on two sections of the Uni- versal Exhibition. "At Home in Paris" and "A Trip through the Vineyards to Spain" appeiu^ in 1864; "Passing the Time" and " Two Lives," a novel in 2 vols., in 1866; "Up and Down in the World," a novel, 8 vols., in 1866 ; " On the Bouleviurds, or Memorable Men and Things, drawn on the Spot, 1858-1866, together with Trips

to Normandy and Brittany," in 1867; "At Home in Paris: at Peace and at War," 2 vols. ; " The Gavroche Party," a series of politi- cal studies of France (chiefly re- printed from the Athenceum), in 1870; "The Story of Madge and the Fairy Content," and "The Cockaynes in Paris," and "The Christian Vagabond," in 1871. A three-act comedy by Mr. Jerrold, called "Cupid in Waiting," was produced at the Royalty Theatre, July 22, 1871. In 1872 he wrote " London, a Pilgrimage," illustrated by Gustave Dor6. In 1874 he issued the first volume of his " Life of Napoleon III.," the fourth and concluding volume of which ap- peared in 1882. His "Life of George Cruikshank " app^ured also in 1882. Under the nom de guerre of "Fin-Bee," Mr. Jerrold brought out " The Epicure's Year- Book," in 1867 and 1868; and he also wrote " The Cupboard PapOTs," in 1878, in All the Tear Bound; besides many gastronomical essays in the Gentleman's Magazine, Athe- ntBum, &c. In 1879 Mr. Jerrold presided over the Congress of the International Literary Association in London, and was decorated by the French Government with the Palmes Acad^iques, with the rank of Officer of Public Instruction. He is also Officer of the Order of the Saviour of Greece, and Knight of the Order of Christ of Portugal. JEEVOIS, LiBUT.-CoLONBL Sib William Fbancis Dbukmond, C.B., G.C.M.G., eldest son of the late General Jervois, K.H., Colond of the 70th regiment, was born at Cowes, Isle of ^Jg^t, in 1821, and having passed at Woolwich, entered the Boyal Engineers in 1839. Having complete the usual course of study at Chatham, he was ordered to the Cape of Good Hope in 1841, and was actively employed in tbai colony for upwards of seven years in various capacities. In 1842 he acted as Brigade Major in an expe- dition against the Boers, and during