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Surnames: VAN-WAL


VANDAM Albert Dresden; author of ‘The Story of the Coup d’ Etat,,’ ‘An Englishman in Paris,’ ‘Undercurrents of the Second Empire,’ ‘'A Court Tragedy,’ etc.

VAN DER WAALS, J. D.; Doctor of Mathematics and Physics, Leyden; Professor of Physics, Amsterdam; Gen. Sec. Royal Academy of Sciences, Amsterdarn ; Cor. ember de l’Académie des Sciences de Paris, etc.; author of ‘The Continuity of the Gaseous and Liquid States of Matter,’ etc.

VAN DYKE, Prof. Henry D.D., LL.D.; Professor of English Literature, Princeton University ; author of ‘The Poetry of Tennyson,’ ‘Little Rivers,’ ‘The Gospel for an Age of Doubt,’ ‘The Toiling of Felix, and other Poems,’ etc.

VAN DYKE John Charles, L.H.D.; author of ‘History of Painting,’ ‘Old Dutch and Flemish Masters,’ etc.

VASCONCELLOS, Captain Ernesto de; Sec-retary of the Committee of Colonial Cartography, Department of Marine and Fisheries, Portugal; Secretary of the Lisbon Geographical Society; author of ‘As Colonias Portuguesas,’ etc.

VAUGHAN, His Eminence Herbert, Cardinal, LD.; Priest of the Title of SS. Andrew and Gregory ori the Coelian Hill; Archbishop of Westminster ; Bishop of Salford, 1872-92 ; author of a large number of pamphlets and letters concerning educational, social, and religious questions, etc.

VEITCH, John, LL.D. ; formerly Professor of Logic and Rhetoric, Glasgow University; author of ‘Memoir of Sir William Hamilton,’ ‘Lucretius and the Atomic Theory.’

VENABLES, Rev. Canon Edmund, M.A.; Precentor of Lincoln; author of ‘Life of John Buuyan, ‘Episcopal Palaces of England.’

VERDINOIS, Frederigo; Italian man of letters; translated into Italian ‘Cantico di Natale’ and ‘La Piccola Dorrit’ from Dickens, Shakespeare’s ‘Mid-summer Night’s Dream,’ etc.

VERNON-HARCOURT, Leveson Francis, M.A., M.Inst.C.E. ; Professor of Civil Engineering at Univ. Coll. London; proceeded to India, 1896, to inspect the river Hügli, reporting to Calcutta Port Commissioners; British Member of Jury for Civil Engineering, Paris Exhibition, 1900; author of ‘Rivers and Canals,’ ‘Harbours and Docks,’ ‘Civil Engineer-ing as applied in Construction,’ etc.

VERRALL, Arthur Woollgar, Litt.D. Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge ; author of ‘Euripides the Rationalist; translations of Eschylus and Euripides.

VERWORN, Max, M.D., Ph.D.; Professor of Physiology, Jena; author of ‘Allgemeine Phy-siologie,’ ‘Psycho-physiologische Protisten-Studien,’ etc.

VETCH, Col. Robert Hamilton, R.E., C.B.; employed on defences of Bermuda, Bristol Channel, Plymouth Harbour, and Malta, 1861-76; Secretary. of R.E. Institute, Chatham, 1877-83; commanded R.E. Submarine Mining Batt., 1884; Deputy Inspector-General of Fortifications, 1889-94; author of ‘Gordon’s Campaign in China,’ ‘Life of Lieut.--Gen. Sir Gerald Graham’; edited ‘The Professional Papers of the Corps of R.E.’; also the ‘R.E. Journal,’ 1877-84.

VETH, P. J. ; late Professor of Geography, University of Leyden; one of the founders of the Geographical Society of Amsterdam ; author of ‘Geographical and Statistical Dictionary of the Dutch Indies.’

VILLARI, Madame Linda; wife of Professor Pasquale Villari; author of ‘In the Golden Shell,’ ‘On Tuscan Hills and Venetian Waters,’ ‘A Double Bond,’ and other novels; a translation ofher husband’s ‘Niccolo Machiavelli,’ etc.

VILLARI, Pasquale; Professor of Modern History, Reale Istituto di Studi Superiori, Florence; President of the Tuscan Section of the Societi di Storia Patria formerly Minister of Public Instruction in Italy ; author of ‘L’ Insegnamento della Storia,’ Niccolo Machiavelli e i suoi Tempi,’ etc.

VILLARS, Paul ; Knight of the Legion of Honour; London Correspondent of ‘Le Journal des Débats,’ ‘Le Figaro,’ etc. ; author of ‘Sketches of England,’ ‘Scotland And Ireland,’ etc.

VINCKERS, J. Beekering; formerly Professor of English Language and Literature, University of Groningen.’

VINELLI, Dr. Marcello; editor of ‘La Unione Sarda,’ Cagliari, Sardinia.

VINES, Sydney Howard. M.A., D.Sc., F.R.S.; President of the Linnaean Society of London; Sher-ardian Professor of Botany, Oxford; Fellow of Magdalen College; Fellow and Lecturer of Christ’s Coll., Cambridge, 1876; Reader in Botany, Cambridge, 1883; author of ‘Lectures on the Physiology of Plants,’ ‘A Student’s Text-book of Botany,’ papers in various scientific journals, etc.

VITTORE, E.; Bologna.

VOELCKER, John Christopher Augustus, F.R.S. ; Professor of Chemistry at the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester, 1849-63; author of many papers on the application of chemistry to practical farming.


WADSWORTH, S., MA.; Barrister-at-Law,of the Inner Temple and of Lincoln’s Inn; joint-editor of the 17th edition of Davidson’s ‘Concise Precedents in Conveyancing.’

WAGE R, Harold W. T., F. L. S. ; formerly Lecturer in Biology, Yorkshire Coll., Leeds; H.M. Inspector of Science Schools; author of ‘Memoirs on Cytology and Reproduction of the Lower Organisms,’ etc.

WAGLE, N. B., B.A. ; formerly Lecturer on San-skrit at the Robert Money Institution, Bombay; Vice-President of the London Indian Society; author of ‘Industrial Development of India,’ ‘Experiences of Factory Life in England,’ etc.

WAGNER, Dr. Hermann ; Professor of Geography in Göttingen University; author of ‘Lehrbuch der Geographie’; editor of ‘Geographisches Jahrbuch,’ etc.

WALDSTEIN, Charles, Litt.D., Ph.D.; Fellow of King’s College, Cambridge, 1894; Lecturer in Classical Archaeology in Univ. of Camb., 1880; Director of Fitzwilliam. Museum, Camb., 1883-89; Director of American Archaeological School, Athens, 1889-93; Slade Professor of Fine Art, 1895-1901; author of ‘Balance of Emotion and Intellect,’ ‘Essays on the Art of Phidias,’ ‘The Jewish Question’ and the ‘Mission of the Jews, etc.

WALFORD, Cornelius; Barrister, of the Middle Temple; author of ‘Famines of the World, Past and Present,’ ‘Fairs, Past and Present,’ ‘Guilds: their Origin, Constitution, Object, and later History.’

WALKER, Gen. F. A. ; sometime Professor of Political Economy, Yale College, U.S. ; U. S. Com-missioner to the International Monetary Conference, Paris, 1878 ; author of ‘Money,’ ‘Money, Trade, and.Industry,’ ‘Political Economy,’ ‘Bimetallism,’ and other works on political economy.

WALKER, Gen. James, C. B., LL.D., F.R.S.; for-merly Director of the General Trigonometrical Survey, India; author of ‘Account of the Great Trigonometri-cal Survey of India,’ vols. i.-ix.

WALKER, James, D-Sc., F.R.S.; Professor of Chemistry, University College, Dundee.

WALKER, Norman, M.B., F.R.C.P.; Assistant Physician of Edinburgh Infirmary; part-author of ‘An Introduction to Dermatology.’

WALLACE, Alfred Russel, LL.D., D.C.L., F.R.S. ; President of the Land Nationalisation Society; author of ‘The Theory of Natural Selection’ ‘Miracles and Modern Spiritualism,’ ‘The Geographi-cal Distribution of Animals’ ‘The Malay Archipelago,’ ‘Land Nationalisation,’ etc.

WALLACE, Sir Donald Mackenzie, K.C.I.E., K.C.V.O. ; Private Secretary to Marquesses of Dufferin and of Lansdowne as Viceroys of India, 1884-89; attached to the Czarewitch as political officer during his tour in India and Ceylon, 1890-91 ; Director of the Foreign Department of ‘The Times,’ 1891-99; Assist. Private Secy. to H. R. H. the Duke of Cornwall- and York during his colonial tour, 1901; member of Institut do Droit International and Officier de I’Instruction Publique of France; joint-editor of New Volumes of ‘Encyclopaedia Britannica’ ; author of ‘Russia,’ ‘Egypt and the Egyptian Question,’ ‘The Web of Empire,’ etc.

WALLACE, Rev . Edwin, LL.D.; Fellow of Worcester Coll., Oxford, 1871-84 ; Tutor and Dean, 1881-84 ; author of ‘Outlines of the Philosophy of Aristotle,’ and many magazine articles on philo-sopbical subjects.

WALLACE, Rev. Robert, M.A., D.D., M.P.; formerly Professor of Church History, Edinburgh; editor of ‘The Scotsman,’ 1876-80 ; author of ‘George Buchanan.’

WALLACE, William, M.A., LL.D.; assistant editor of the ‘Glasgow Herald’; author of ‘Burns and Mrs Dunlop,’ ‘Scotland Yesterday’ ; edited ‘Chambers’s Life and Works of Burns,’etc.

WALLACE, William, M.A.; Fellow of Merton College, Oxford, 1867; Whyte’s Professor of Moral Philosophy, Oxford, from 1882 ; author of ‘The Logic of Hegel,’ ‘Epicureanism,’ ‘Kant,’ ‘Life of Arthur Schopenhauer.’

WALLIS, George, F.S.A.; Deputy-Commissioner for the Exhibitions of 1851 and 1862 ; Headmaster of the Birmingharn School of Design, 1851-58; Keeper of Art Collection, South Kensington Museum, 1858--1890 ; author of ‘The Principles of Art as applied to Design,’ ‘The Royal House of Tudor,’ ‘Decorative Art in Britain, Past, Present, and Future,’ etc.

WALLIS, John Edward Power, M.A.; Advocate--General of Madras; Inns of Court Reader in Con-stitutional Law, 1892-97; author of ‘State Trials’ for the ‘State Trials’ Committee, and numerous articles on constitutional law and history.

WALPOLE, Sir Spencer, K.C.B., LL.D.; In-spector of Fisheries, 1867; Lieut.-Governor of the Isle of Man, 1882 ; Secretary to the Post Office, 1893-99 ; author of ‘History of England from 1815’ ‘Life of Rt. Hon. Spencer Perceval,’ ‘Foreign Relations,’ ‘The Land of Home Rule,’ etc.

WALTERS, Frederick; London; late of Santiago de Chile.

WALTON, Hon. Sir Joseph, K.C.; Judge of the King’s Bench Div. ; chairman of the General Council of the Bar, 1899; Recorder of Wigan, 1895-1901 ; author of ‘Practice and Procedure of Court of Common Pleas at Lancaster.’

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