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Surnames: POY-RAN

POYNTING, John Henry, D.Sc., F.R.S.; some-time Fellow of Trin. Coll., Camb. ; Professor of Physics and Dean of the_Faculty of Science, Birmingham University; author of ‘Mean Density of the Earth,’ ‘A Text-Book of Physics’ (with Professor J. J. Thomson).

PRATT, Lieut.-Col. Sisson Cooper, R.A.; Prof. of Military History, Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, from 1879 ; author of ‘Military Law,’ ‘Field Artillery.’

PRICE, W. T.; Louisville, Kentucky.

PRIME, Rev. Samuel Irenaeus, D.D.; author of ‘Life of S. F. B. Morse,’ also of devotional works.

PRINCE, Hon. L. Bradford, LL.D.; President of the Bureau of Immigration of the territory of New Mexico, Santa Fé, New Mexico; ex-Governor of the State of New Mexico; President of the New Mex. Hist.. Soc.

PRITCHARD, Rev. Charles, M.A., D.D., F.R.S.; Headmaster of Clapham Grammar School, 1834-62; President of the Royal Astronomical Soc., 1866; elected Savilian Professor of Astronomy at Oxford, 1870; author of ‘Uranometria Nova Oxoniensis,’ ‘Researches in Stellar Photography.’

PROCTER, Henry R. ; author of a paper on ‘Perio-dicity’ in the ‘Philosophical Magazine’; translated ‘Introduction to Physical Measurement’ from the German of F. Kohlrausch.

PROCTER, Hon. John Robert; President, U.S. Civil Service Commission, Washington, D . C. ; Geolo-gist, State of Kentucky, 1880-93.

PROCTOR, Richard Anthony, F.R.A.S.; Hon. -Sec. of the Royal Astronomical Soc. to 1873; founded ‘Knowledge’ ; author of ‘The Handbook of the Stars,’ ‘Other Suns than Ours,’ ‘Transits of Venus,’ and many other works on astronomy.

PROTHERO, George Waltery, M.A ., Litt.D. LL.D.; editor of ‘Quarterly Review,’ Assistant Master at Eton ; University Lecturer in History and Tutor of King’s Coll., 1876-94 ; author of ‘Life and Times of Simon de Montfort,’ ‘Memoir of Henry Bradshaw; editor of ‘Cambridge Historical Series,’ co-editor of ‘Cambridge Modern History.’

PROUT, Col. Henry Goslee, C.E., M.A.; editor of ‘The Railroad Gazette,’ New York; sometime Provinces of the Equator, Africa, and Colonel of General Staff. Army of the Khedive.

PROWSE, Daniel Wodley, K.C., LL.D., D.C.L.; formerly Judge of the Central District Court of Newfoundland; appointed Judge Central District Court, 1869; Commissioner for the Consolidation of Colonial laws; Chairman, Board of Health, 1896; author of ‘History of Newfoundland,’ ‘Manual for Magistrates in Newfoundland.

PRYOR, Gen. Roger Atkinson, LL.D. Justice, Supreme Court of New York ; Brigadier-Gen. in Con-federate Army in the Civil War, 1861-65.

PUCKLE, Rev. Canon, M.A.; Vicar Of Dover, Kent.

PULLAN, Rev. Leighton, Fellow of St John’s Coll., Oxford; author of ‘History of Early Christianity,’ ‘Lectures on Religion,’ etc.

PURSER, F., M.A.; Fellow of Trinity Coll., Dublin, and Professor of Natural Philosophy, University of Dublin.

PURSER, J., M A, D. Sc., LL.D. ; Emeritus Professor of Mathematics, Queen’s Coll., Belfast.

PURVES, James, S.S.C. ; Edinburgh.

PUTNAM, George Haven, A.M., Litt.D.,; Head of the publishing house of G. P. Putnam’s Son, N.Y.; Secretary of the American Copyright League; helped to secure the Copyright Bill of 1891; received Cross of the Legion of Honour from France, 1891 ; author of ‘Question of Copyright,’ ‘Books and their Makers in the Middle Ages,’ etc.

PUTNAM, Hon. Herbert; Librarian of Congress, Washington, D.C.

PYE-SMITH. Philip H., M.D., F.R.S.; Physician, Guy’s Hospital, London; author of ‘An Intro-duction to the Study of Diseases of the Skin,’ etc,

PYLE, Joseph Gilpin; editor of the ‘Post-Intelligencer,’ Seattle, Washington.


QUICK, Rev. Robert, M.A.; appointed Lecturer on Education by the Univ. of Cambridge, 1881 ; author of ‘Essays on Educational Reformers.’

QUILLER-COUCH, Arthur Thomas, B.A.; Lecturer in Classics, Trin. Coll., Oxford, 1886-87; author of ‘Dead Man’s Rock,’ ‘Troy Town,’ ‘The Delectable Duchy,’ ‘Adventures in Criticism,’ ‘The Oxford Book of English Verse,’ ‘The Laird’s Luck,’ finished R. L. Stevenson’s uncompleted novel ‘St Ives,’ etc.


RADAU, R ; Membre de l'Académie des Sciences et du Bureau des Longitudes, Paris; part-author of ‘Géologie d’Ethiopie,’ etc.

RADCLIFFE, Lieut-Col. Emilius C. Delmé; served at Alma and Sebastopol; through the Indian Mutiny; author of ‘Falconry: Note’s on the Falconidae used in India in Falconry.’

RADCLIFFE-COOKE, Charles Wallwyn, B.A.; author of ‘A Treatise on the Agricultural Holdings Act,’ ‘Four Years in Parliament with Hard Labour,’ ‘A Book about Cider and Perry’; President, National Association of English Cider-makers.

RAE, John, M.A., LL-D. ; author of ‘Contemporary Socialism,’ ‘Eight Hours for Work,’ ‘Life of Adam Smith.’

RAE, W. Fraser Barrister; author of ‘Westward by Rail: the New Route to the East,’ ‘Wilkes, Sheridan, Fox,’ ‘The opposition under George III.,’ ‘English Portraits by Saint-Beuve,’ ‘Facts about Manitoba,’ ‘The Business of Travel,’ ‘Egypt To-day.’

RAIKES, His Honour Judge Francis William, K.C., LL.D. ; Judge of County Court,

Hull; three years in merchant service, then passed into Royal Navy; called to the Bar, 1873; part-author of ‘The New Practice,’ ‘Jurisdiction and Practice of County Courts in Admiralty’; also of papers on maritime law, translations and editions of the Maritime Codes of Europe, etc.

RALSTON, Wm. Ralston Shedden., M.A.; Barrister; Assistant in Printed Book Department, British Museum, 1853-75 : author of ‘The Songs of the Russian People,’ ‘Early Russian History,’ ‘Russian Folk Tales.’

RAMBAUT, Arthur Alcock, M.A., D. Sc., F.R.S.; Radcliffe Observer, Oxford ; Assistant Astronomer, Trinity College, Dublin, at Dunsink, 1882-92; Andrews

Professor of Astronomy in the University of Dublin and Royal Astronomer of Ireland, 1892-97; author of various memoirs and papers on astronomical subjects.

RAMPINI, Charles J.G.; Sheriff of Elgin; author of ‘Letters from Jamaica,’ ‘Shetland and the Sheltanders.’

RAMSAY, Alexander F., F.G.S. ; author of ‘A Bibliography, Guide, and Index to Climate,’ ‘The Rudiments of Mineralogy.’

RAMSAY, Sir James Henry, Bart., M.A.; Barrister ; author of ‘Lancaster and York,’ The Foundations of England.’

RAMSAY, William M., D.C.L., L.L.D.; Professor of Humanity, Aberdeen, from 1886; author of ‘The Chruch in the Roman Empire,’ etc.

RANDALL, John ; Secretary of the London Association of Correctors of the Press; Press Reader of the ‘Athenaeum.’

RANKINE, William John Macquorn, LL.D., F.R.S. ; Regius Professor of Civil Engineering and Mechanics in Univ. of Glasgow, 1855-70 ; author of ‘A Manual of Applied Mechanics,’ ‘Cyclopaedia of Machine and Hand Tools,’ ‘Manual of Civil Engineer-ing.’

RANSOM, Edwin; Bedford.

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