MAESH, Miss Catherine, is the youngest daughter of the late Eev. br. Marsh, J^ctor of Beddington, Surrey, who died in 1864. For many years she has taken the greatest interest in the improve- ment of the working classes, for whom she has written narratives of a religious character. Her best known works are " English' Hearts and English Hands/' "Memorials of Captain Hedley Vicars/' the " Life of the Eev. William Marsh, D.D./* a volume of songs and hymns, entitled " Memory's Pictures," and " Light for the Line j or, the Story of Thomas Ward, a Eailway Work- man." Miss Marsh resided for some time at Beckenham, Kent, to the then Eector of which parish her sister is married. During the late visitation of cholera, she founded a Convalescent Hospital at Black- rock, Brighton, which has since been established as a permanent institution; also an Orphanage at Beckenham, now removed to Non- ington, Kent.
MAESH, John B., born at Ches- ter, April 9, 1835, received his edu- cation at a grammar school in his native city. He commenced life upon a newspaper in the North of England, The Darlington and Stock- ton Times, and afterwards was engaged in succession upon the Chester Courant, the Manchester Examiner, the Birmingham Post, the London Daily Telegraph, and the Standard. He has published Sayings from Shakspere," 1863; "Wise Sayings by the Great and Good," 1864 ; " The Eeference Shakspere/' 1864, 8rd edit. 1875; "Eobin Hood," 1866; "The Story of Harecourt," 1871 ; " For Liberty's Sake," 1873; "Venice and the Venetians/' 1873; "Dick Whit- tington/' 1874.
MAESH, Othniel Chables, bom at Lockport, New York, Oct. 29, 1881. He graduated from Yale College in 1860, and from the Yale Scientific School in 1862, and from 1862 to 1865 studied in the univer-
sities of Berlin, Heidelberg, and Breslau. Eetuming to Aiierica in 1866, he was chosen Professor of Palaeontology in Yale College, a position he still retains. He devoted himself to the special in- vestigation of the extinct vertebrate animals of the Eocky Moimtain region, and nearly every year since 1868 has organised and led a scientific expedition to those re- gions. In these explorations more than 300 new species of vertebrates have been (Hscovered, many of which represent wholly new orders, and others not before discovered in America. Of these more than 200 have already been described by Professor Marsh in papers most of which have appeared in the Ameri- can Journal of Science, In 1874 and subsequently, he was engaged in preparing a report, to be pub- lished by Government, giving full illustrated , descriptions of his Western discoveries. He is a pro- minent member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the National Aca- demy of Sciences, and is a Fellow of the Zoological Society.
MAESHALL, Francis Albert, youngest son of the late W. Mar- shall, Esq., M.P. for East Cumber- land, was born Nov. 18, 1840, in Grosvenor Street, London, and received his education at Harrow and Oxford, but did not take a degree at the University. He was appointed a clerk in the Audit Office, Somerset House, by compe- tition, in 1862, and resigned in 1868. Mr. Marshall wrote regu- larly for several newspapers and magazines from 1862 to 1870 ; and published an unfinished novel, " £ s, d./' in the Britannia magazme. He is best known, however, as a dramatist. The following pieces by him have been represented on the stage:— "Mad as a Hatter," a farce (produced at the New Eoyalty Theatre, Dec. 7, 1863); "Corrupt Practices," a drama in two acts, which proved a failure