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Coast Defence. In Oct., 1878, he started on a visit to Japan, at the invitation of the Imperial govern- ment. He returned to this coun- try in May, 1879, and published a work on " Japan : its History, Tra- ditions, and Religions," 2 vols., .1880. In Aug., 1880, he was created a K.C.B.

REED, Thomas Allen, born at Watchet, Somersetshire, April 6, 1826, was educated in a private school at Bristol. In early life he was associated with Mr. Isaac Pit- man in the promulgation of phono- graphy ; and he has for many years been the head of a well-known firm of shorthand-writers in Lon- don. He is President of the London Phonetic Shorthand-Writers* Asso- ciation ; Vice-President of the Short- hand Society ; Member of the Council of the Institute of Short- hand Writers ; and hon. member of many foreign Shorthand Associa- tions. Mr. Reed edited and litho- graphed for thirty years the Phono- graphic Reporter, a monthly maga- zine published in phonographic cha- racters. He is the author of several standard works on Shorthand, among them the ** Reporter's Guide," 1869; the "Phonographic Gradus," and " Pit-falls ; or, Hints to Young Reporters.*' He has recently adapted Phonography to the French language, and published a little work on that subject (1882). Mr. Reed has also interested him- self in Building Societies, and has been for some years proprietor and editor of the Building Societies* Gazette.

REEVE, Henry, C.B.. born in Norfolk in 1813 ; educated at Geneva and Munich ; appointed to the office of Registrar of the Privy Council in 1837, which he still holds ; and succeeded the late Sir G. C. Lewis as editor of the Edinburgh Review in 1855. He published a transla- tion of De Tocqueville's well-known work on " Democracy in America,*' and of " France before the Revolu- jjion of 1789,'* and of M. Guizot's

' Washington." In 1855 he brought out a new and revised edition of

  • ' Whitelocke's Journal of the

Swedish Embassy in 1653-54." In 1874, Mr. Reeve published a "Jour- nal of the Reigns of King George IV. and King WilUam IV., by Charles C. F. Greville, Esq.," which had been placed in his hands for this purpose by the author. In the previous year he published a col- lection of Historical and Bio- graphical Essays, under the title of "Royal and Republican France." He was elected in 1865 a corres- ponding member of the Institute of France by the Academic des Sciences Morales et Politiques. Mr. Reeve is a Companion of the Order of the Bath, and a Com- mander of the Royal Military Order of Christ in Portugal. The Uni- versity of Oxford conferred on him, in 1869, the honorary degree of D.C.L.

REEVES, Mrs. Heney. {See Mathbbs.)

REEVES, Sims, tenor singer, bom at Woolwich in 1821, was first instructed by his father. At an early age he held the appointment of organist and director of the choir at the church of North Cray, and after taking lessons on the piano- forte from J. B. Cramer, he was placed under the care of T. Cooke, Hobbs, and other distinguished professors of singing. In 1839 he made his first appearance on the stage at Newcastle, at which time he was singing baritone parts ; he next visited ttie principal provin- cial towns, and went to Paris to study his profession. Not long afterwards he made his first appear- ance in Italian Opera at Milan, in the tenor part of Edgardo in '*Lucia di Lammermoor,** and came out in the same character at Drury Lane Theatre, Dec. 6, 1847, then under the management of the late M. Jullien. His first original cha- racter was in Balfe's opera of the " Maid of Honour," and he ap- peared at Her Maje3ty*8 Theatre,