AASTON, Lt.-Col. George Greyy R.M.A., C.B. ; formerly Professor of Fortification, Royal Naval College, Greenwich.
ASTON, William George, C.M.G., M.A., D.Litt.; interpreter and translator to British Legation at Yedo, 1870 ; assistant Japanese Secretary, Yedo, 1875-82; acting Consul, Hiogo, 1880-83; Consul-General for Corea, 1884; Japanese Secretary, Tôkyô, 1886; author of A Grammar of the Japanese Spoken Language, A Grammar of the Japanese Written Language, A Translation of the Nihongi, or Annals of Ancient Japan, History of Japanese Literature, etc.
ATKINSON, Rev. G. H. ; Pastor of the Congregational Church, Oregon ; General Missionary for Oregon in 1872; author of the North-West Coast, including Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.
ATKINSON, Joseph; author of The History of Newark, New Jensey.
ATKINSON, Joseph Beavington; formerly artcritic of the Saturday Review ; author of An Art Tour in the Northern Capitals of Europe, Schools of Modern Art in Germany.
ATTERIDGE, A. Hilliard; author of Islam, reprinted from the Dublin Review.
ATWATER, Wilbur Olin, Pli.D.; Professor of Chemistry, Wesleyan University, U.S.A. ; Special Agent of the U.S. Department of Agriculture in charge of Nutrition investigations.
AUGHEY, Prof. Samuel; State Geologist, Lincoln, Nebraska.
AVES, Ernest, M.A.; formerly Sub-Warden of Toynbee Hall; author of papers on sociology and economics.
AXON, William Edward Armitage, LL.D.; formerly Dep. Librarian Manchester Free Libraries ; author of The Annals of Manchester, Manchester a Hundred Years Ago, Stray Chapters in Literature, Folk-lore and Archaeology, etc.
AYTOUN, William Edmonstoune, D.C.L. ; Scottish poet; Professor of Rhetoric, Edinburgh University, 1845-64; author of Bon Gaultier Ballads, Lays of the Scottish Cavaliers, Firmilion.
BACKUS, M. M., fur merchant, New York.
BACON,, Edwin Monroe, A.M.; editor of Time and the Hour (Boston, U.S.A.); sometime editor-in-chief of the Boston Globe, the Boston Advertiser, and the Boston Post; author of Boston Illustrated, Bacons Dictionary of Boston, Boston of To-day, etc.
BACOT, Surgeon-Major John Thomas Watson; author of The Bahamas: a Sketch.
BADEN-POWELL, Maj. Baden F. S.; inventor of man-lifting kites; late President of the Aëronautical Society; author of In Savage Isles and Settled Lands, and of many articles on ballooning, etc.
BAGWELL, Richard, M.A., D.L., J.P.; author or Ireland under the Tudors, and of numerous Irish biographical articles in the Dictionary of National Biography.
BAILEY, John Eglinton; author of John Dee and the Steganographia of Trithemius, Life of Thomas Fuller.
BAIN, Alexander, LL.,D.; Professor of Logic and English Literature, Aberdeen, 1860-80; Lord Rector, 1881-87 ; author of The Senses and the Intellect, The Emotions and the Will, Education as a Science, and of works on logic and grammar.
BAIN, Robert Nisbet; Assistant Librarian, British Museum; author of Peter III., Emperor of Russia, Gustavus III. and his Contemporaries.
BAINES, Jervoise Athelstane, C.S.I. ; Hon. See. (gold medallist) and Vice-President, Royal Statistical Society ; Census Commissioner under Government of India, 1889-93; employed at India Office and as secretary to Royal Commission on Opium, 1894-93; author of Official Reports on Provincial Administration, on Indian Census Operations, 1881-91, on Indian Progress, 1894, and of many papers, ethnographic and statistical, for London societies.
BAIRD, Spencer Fullerton, LL.D.; secretary of the Smithsonian Institution from 1878 ; chief of the United States Commission of Fish and Fisheries; author of A Catalogue of North American Serpents, Mammals of North America, Review of North American Birds.
BAKER, Sir Benjamin, K.C.M.G., LL.D., F.R.S.; joint engineer of Forth Bridge ; President of the Council ot Institute of Civil Engineers; author of Long-Span Railway Bridges, The Actual Lateral Pressure of Earthwork, and other works on engineering.
BAKER, Henry Frederick, M.A., F.R.S.; Fellow and Lecturer of St Johns College, Cambridge; University Lecturer in Mathematics.
BAKER, John Gilbert, F.L.S., F.R.S. ; Keeper of Royal Herbarium, Kew, 1890-99; author of Flora of English Lake District, Handbook of Fern-Allies, and other works on botany.
BALCARRES, Lord, M.P., F.S.A., F.S.A.S.; Trustee of National Portrait Gallery, London ; Hon. Sec. of the Society for Protection of Ancient Buildings; Vice-Chairman of National Trust.
BALDRY Alfred Lys; artist; author of Albert Moore: Lis Life and Works, The Life and Works of Marcus Stone, R.A., ,Sir John Everett Millais, Hubert von Herkonier, etc.
BALDWIN, Hon. Simeon Eben, A.M., LL.D.; Judge of the Supreme Court of Errors, Connecticut; Professor of Constitutional and Mercantile Law, Corporations, and Wills, Yale University; sometime President of the American Bar Association and American Social Science Association; author of Baldwins Connecticut Digest, Cases on R.R. Law, Modern Political Institutions, etc.
BALDWIN, W. H., Jr.; President of the Long Island R.R. Co., U.S.A.; Chairman of The General Education Board (an organization for promoting education in the Southern states of the U.S.A.).
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