Popular Science Monthly/Volume 40/January 1892/Obituary Notes

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Cardinal Haynald, Archbishop of Kalocsa, who died on the 4th of July last, was the son of a botanist and made himself eminent in that science by his investigations of the flora of Transylvania. Even among his sacerdotal duties and his political ones as member of the Hungarian House of Magnates, and the social obligations they imposed, he found time to continue his botanical studies and publish a few special papers and biographical studies of botanists of his acquaintance. His herbarium was the richest in Hungary and one of the largest private collections on the continent, and was free to students.

The death of two well-known contributors to French scientific journals was announced in the same week in October. M. Edouard Lucas, Professor of Special Mathematics at the Lycée Charlemagne, died of erysipelas following a wound in the cheek made by a piece of a broken dining-plate. He had just been presiding over the Section of Mathematics and Astronomy of the French Association for the Advancement of Science. He was the author of a series of curious mathematical recreations and recondite calculations—as amusing as they were instructive—of which the most famous was that of the Tower of Hanoi. He frequently contributed articles of this character to the Revue Scientifique and La Nature. M. Félix Hément had been Professor of Physics and Natural Science at Tournon, Strasbourg, the Lycée Bonaparte, the Collége Chaptal, the École Turgot, the École Polonaise, and the Israelitish Seminary. He was also a frequent contributor to La Nature and the Revue Scientifique.

Mr. Charles Smith Wilkinson, Government Geologist of New South Wales, died August 26th, forty-seven years old. He was an original member of the Linnæan Society of New South Wales, and its president in 1883 and 1884.