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OXENDEN— OXENHAM.

the Vertebrate Skeleton/' 1818 ;

  • ' On the Nature of Limbs," 1849 ;
  • ' On Parthenogenesis, or the Suc-

cessive Production of Procreative Individuals from a single Ovum," 1849 ; " History of British Fossil Keptiles," 1849-51 ; " Principles of ! Comparative Osteology," published , in French at Paris in 1855; "On | Palaeontology," and **0n the Me- gatherium," I860; "On the Aye- Aye " (Chiromys), 1863 ; " On the I GoriUa," 1865; "On the Dodo," and "On the Anatomy of Verte- brates," 1866 ; and the articles on Zoology, Comparative Anatomy, | and Physiology, in " Brande's Dic- tionary of Science," in which the | article " Species" contains the ; Professor's views of their nature and origin. His later researches have been on the extinct animals of our principal Colonies. In 1876 his work on " The Fossil Reptilia of South Africa," with 70 plates, was published by the trustees of the British Museum. In 1877 Pro- fessor Owen brought out, at his own cost, a work " On the Fossil Mammals of Australia, and on the extinct Marsupials of England," 2 vols. 4to, with 132 plates and many woodcuts. He is also the author of an enlarged work " On the extinct Wingless Birds of New Zea- land." Professor Owen has <jom- municated numerous papers to the "Transactions" of the Royal, Linnsean, Geological, Zoological, Cambridge Philosophical, Medico- Chirurgical, and Microscopical Societies, and has contributed some elaborate Eeports, published in the " Transactions " of the British As- sociation. He was one of the founders, and first President, of the Microscopical Society ; is a Fellow or Associate of most of the learned societies or scientific academies at home and abroad ; is a Chevalier of the Order of Merit of Prussia, and one of the eight Foreign Associates of the French Institute. He was created a Companion of, the Bath, June 3, 1873 ; and in Jan., 1879, he

was elected a foreign member of the Berlin Academy of Sciences.

OXENDEN, The Eight Rev. AsHTON, D.D., Primate and Metro- politan of Canada, was born at Broome Park, near Canterbury, in 1808, graduated B.A. at University College, Oxford, in 1831, and was ordained priest in 1834. From 18 48 to 1869 he was rector of Pluck- ley- with-Pevington, in Kent. In 1864 he became an Honorary Canon of Canterbury Cathedral. In 1869, having been elected by the synod, he was consecrated to the Metfopo- litical See of Montreal, in virtue of which he became Primate of all Canada. He resigned his bishopric in April, 1878, feeling himself no longer equal to the fatigues of his diocese. In May, 1879, he was instituted to the vicarage of St. Stephen, near Canterbury. Dr. Oxenden has written " Decision ; " " Prayers for Private Use ; " " Ser- mons on the Christian Life ; " "God's Message to the Poor;" " Baptism Simply Explained ; " "The Lord's Supper Simply Ex- plained;" "Fervent Prayer;" "A Plain History of the Christian Church ; " " The Pastoral Office ; " " The Pathway of Safety ; " " Lee- tures on the Gospel ; " " The Bar- ham Tracts ; " and many other works.

OXENHAM, The Rbv. Hkkbt NuTCOMBE, M.A., was born Nov. 15, 1829, at Harrow, beinc the eldest son of the late Eev. William Oxen- ham, second master of Harrow School. He was educated at Har- row, and at Balliol College, Oxford, where he obtained an open scholar- ship, and took his B.A. degree (2iid class in classics) in 1850 ; and that of M.A in 1854. He became Curate of Downinghall, Bucks, in 1854, of St. Bartholomew's, Cripplegate, in 1856 ; joined the Boman Catho- lic Church in 1857 ; was for a time a member of the London Oratory, and was afterwards successively Professor at St. Edmund's College, Ware, and Master at tie Oratory School, Birmingham. He has pub-