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Surnames: RID-RON


RIDGWAY, William, M.A.; formerly Professor of Greek, Queen’s College, Cork; author of ‘The Origin of Metallic Currency and Weight Standards.’

RIGG Rev. James Harrison, D.D.; President of the Wesleyan Conference, 1878 and 1892 ; author of ‘Principles of Wesleyan Methodism,’ ‘The Centenary Life of Wesley.’

RILEY, John Athelstan, Laurie, M.A.; travelled in Persia, 1881 ; Turkey in Europe. 1883 ; Persia and Kurdistan, 1884, 1886, 1888; member London School Board, 1891-97 ; author of ‘Athos, or the Mountain of the Monks.’

RIPON, The Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of, William Boyd Carpenter, D.D., D.C.L.; Knight of the Order of the Crown, Prussia; Pastoral Lecturer on Theology, Cambridge, 1695; Canon of Windsor, 1882-84; Hon. Chaplain to the Queen, 1879-83; Chaplain-in -Ordinary, 1883-84; author of ‘Commentary on Revelation’ ‘Witness of Heart to Christ’ (Hulseau Lectures), ‘Permanent Elements of Religion’ (Bampton Lectures), ‘Christian Reunion,’ ‘A Popular History of the Church of England,’ etc.

RISTORI, Emanuel Joseph, F.R.S.A., F.R.M.S., Assoc. M. Inst.C.E. ; Managing Director of the Aluminium Company; has designed and erected several factories connected with the aluminium industry.

RITCHIE, James., M.B., F.R.C.S.E.; Resident Surgeon and Resident Physician, Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh; contributed articles to the ‘Transactions’ of the Medico-Chirurgical Society, Edinburgh.

RIX, Herbert; Assistant Secretary and Librarian, Royal Society, London.

ROBB, D. Constable; late of the University Museum, Oxford ; translated ‘Handbook of the Polari-scope,’ from the German of H. Landolt.

ROBERTS, W.; author of ‘Christie’s,’ ‘The Book hunter in London,' etc.

ROBERTS-AUSTEN, Sir William Chandler, K.C.B., D.C.L., F.R.A. ; Chevalier de la Lógion d'Honneur; chemist and assayer to Royal Mint from 1870 ; Professor of Metallurgy, Royal School of Mines, from 1870; President of Iron and Steel Institute; author of ‘An Introduction to the Study of Metallurgy.’

ROBERTSON, Edmund, K.C., M.A., LL.D. ; Bar-rister ; late Fellow of Corpus Christi Coll., Oxford; Reader on Law to the Council of Legal Education; M.P. for Dundee from 1885 ; Civil Lord of the Admiralty, 1892-95; author of ‘American Home Rule.’

ROBERTSON, Eric Sutherland; Professor of English, Lahore ; compiled the anthology, ‘The Children of the Poets,’ ‘Life of H. W. Longfellow’; edited the ‘Great Writers’ series.

ROBERTSON, George Croom, M.A. ; Professor of Mental Philosophy and Logic at University Coll., London, 1867-92; first editor of ‘Mind’; his articles have been republished under the title ‘Philosophical Remains.’

ROBERTSON, Sir George Scott, K.C.S.I., D.C.L.; formerly British Agent in Gilgit; conducted a political mission to Chitral, 1893; besieged in Chitral, during March and April 1895; installed the present ruler of Chitral, September 1895 ; author of ‘The Kafirs of the Hindu Kush,’ ‘Chitral: The Story of a Minor Siege.’

ROBERTSON James W.; Commissioner of Agriculture and ‘Dairying, Ottawa, Canada.

ROBERTSON, Rev. John; Burton on Trent.

ROBERTSON, John G.; Lecturer on the English Language, University of Strasburg.

ROBINSON, A. Mary r. (Mme. Duclaux; formerly Mme. Darmesteter); author of ‘Emily Brontë,’ ‘Margaret of Angoulème, Queen of Navarre,’ ‘Retrospect, and other Poems,’ ‘Life of Renan,’ ‘Marguerites du Temps Passè,’ ‘Grands Ecrivains d’outre Manche,’ etc.

ROBINSON, Rev. Charles Henry, M.A.; Hon. Canon of Ripon ; Lecturer in Hausa in the University of Cambridge, 1896; travelled in Armenia in order to report to Archbishop of Canterbury on the condition of Armenian Church, 1892 ; conducted pioneer expedition to Kano, 1893-95 ; author of ‘Hausaland, or Fifteen Hundred Miles through the Central Soudan,’ ‘Grammar of the Hausa Language,’ ‘Dictionary of the Hausa Language,’ ‘Nigeria, Our Latest Protectorate,’ etc.

ROBINSON, Rev. Charles John, M.A., D.C.L.; Fellow of University Coll., Durham, 1857-62; Rector of W. Hackney, 1877-87; Principal and Professor of Queen’s Coll., Harley St., from 1894; author of ‘A History of the Castles of Herefordshire and their Lords,’ etc.

ROBINSON, Gerald Philip; President of the Society of Mezzotint Engravers; late Mezzotint Engraver to Queen Victoria, and appointed same to the King, 1901.

ROBINSON, The Very Rev. Joseph Armitage, D.D., Ph.D. ; The Dean of Westminster; Norrisian Professor of Divinity, Cambridge University, 1893-99; author of ‘A Collation of the Athos Codex of the Shepherd of Hermas,’ ‘Appendix to The Apology of Aristides,’ ‘The Passion of St Perpetua,’ etc.

ROBY, Henry John, M.A., LL.D.; Fellow of St John’s Coll., Cambridge, 1854-61; Senior Classic, 1853 ; Professor of Jurisprudence, University Coll., London, 1866-68; M.P. for Eccles Division, Lanes, 1890-95; author of a ‘Grammar of the Latin Language,’ ‘Introduction to Justinian’s Digest.’

ROCKHILL, Hon. William Woodville; Head of the Bureau of American Republics ; sometime First Assistant-Secretary of State; U.S. Commissioner to China, etc. ; author of ‘Land of the Llamas.’

ROCKSTRO, William Smyth; pianist and musical composer; author of ‘A General History of Music from the Infancy of the Greek Drama to the Present Period,’ and other works on the history of music.

ROCKWELL, General Alfred P.

RODWELL, George F., F.R.A.S., F.C.S.; Science Master at Marlborough Coll. ; author of ‘A Dictionary of Science,’ ‘Etna and its Eruptions,’ ‘Heat and Haloid Compounds of Silver,’ etc.

ROGERS, Rev. Henry; Professor of English Language and Literature, University College, London, 1836-39; author of ‘The Eclipse of Faith,’ ‘The Life and Character of John Howe,’ etc.

ROGERS, Henry Wade, LL.D.; Lecturer at Yale University; sometime President of North-Western .University, Evanston, III. ; Chairman of the World’s Congress on Jurisprudence and Law Reform, World’s Columbian Exposition; author of ‘Expert Testimony,’ etc.

ROGERS, James Edwin Thorold, M.A. ; Tooke Professor of Statistics and Economic Science at King’s Coll., London ; Drummond Professor of Politi-cal Economy in the Univ. of Oxford, 1862-67 and 1888-90; author of ‘History of Agriculture and Prices,’ ‘The Economic Interpretation of History,’ and other works on political economy.

ROLAND, Capt. George; Edinburgh.

ROLLS, The Hou. C. S., M.A.; pioneer in motor-car travelling.

ROMANES, George John, M.A., LL.D., F.R.S. sometime Hon. Fellow of Caius Coll., Cambridge Fullerian Professor of Physiology at the Royal Institution, 1888-91 ; endowed the Romanes Lectureship at Oxford; author of ‘Mental Evolution in Animals,’ Mental Evolution in Man’; ‘Origin of Human Faculty,’ ‘Darwin and after Darwin,’ and of other works on biological subjects.

RONSON, W. T., of the Registry and Record Department, India Office; author of ‘The Report on Sanitary Measures in India,’ for the years 1879-84.


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