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Surnames: WOL-ZIM

WOLCOTT, Hon. Roger ; Governor of Massa-chusetts, 1897-99.

WOLF, Lucien; sub-editor and leader-writer, ‘Jewish World,’ 1874-93; staff of ‘Daily Graphic’; London correspondent, ‘Le Journal,’ Paris; Fellow of Inst. of Journalists; first President and now Vice-Pre-sident of Jewish Historical Society of England; author of ‘Sir Moses Montefiore’; joint-editor with Joseph Jacobs of ‘Bibliotheca, Anglo-Judaica.’

WOLFF, Rt. Hon. Sir Henry Drummond, G.C.B., G.C.M.G.; Ambassador-Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary at Madrid, 1892-1900; author of a ‘Life of Napoleon at Elba,’ ‘Memnon Letters on the Suez Canal,’ ‘Some Notes of the Past.’

WOLLASTON. A. N., C.I.E.; Registrar and Super-intendent of Records, India Office, from 1898; Ex-aminer in Persian at Sandhurst, 1880; author of English -Persian Dictionary, ‘Half-hours with Muham-mad,’ and translations of Persian poems.

WOOD, C. Page; Scrope, Kelveden, Essex.

WOOD, General. Sir Evelyn, V.C., G.C.B., G.C.M.G.; commanding 2nd Army Corps; served in Crimea with Naval Brigade, 1 Oct. 1854 to 18 June 1855; Ashantee Kaffir, Zulu, and Transvaal Wars, 1879-81 ; commanded Chatham District, 1882-83; Ex-pedition to Egypt, 1882; raised the Egyptian Army, 1883; served in Nile Expedition, 1894-95; commanded Eastern District, 1886-S8; Aldershot Division, 1889-93; Quartermaster-Gen. to the Forces, 1893-97 ; Adjutant-General to Forces, 1897-1901; author of ‘The Crimea in 1854-94,’ ‘Cavalry at Waterloo,’ ‘Achievements of Cavalry.’

WOOD , Sir Henry Trueman, Kt., M.A.; Secretary of the Society of Arts from 1879; Hon. Secretary of the Mechanical Section of the British Association, 1878-84; British Commissioner, Paris Exhibition, 1889; author of ‘Modern Methods of illustrating Books.’

WOOD, Thomas M’Kinnon, L.C.C., LL.D.; Chairman of Parliamentary Committee, 1895-98; Chairman of London County Council, 1898-39.

WOODBERRY, George Edward, A.B.; Professor of English Literature, Columbia University, New York; author of ‘The North Shore Watch,’ ‘Life of E. A. Poe,’ ‘Heart of Man,’ ‘Studies in Letters and Life,’ ‘Makers of Literature,’ etc.

WOODHEAD, German Sims, M.A., M.D.; Fellow of Trinity Hall, Cambridge; Prof. of Pathology, Cambridge Univ., since 1899; President, Royal Medical Society; acted as Assstant Commissioner to the Royal Commission on Tuberculosis, 1892-95 ; author of

‘Practical Pathology,’ ‘ Bacteria and their Products,’ ‘Report to the Royal Commission on Tuberculosis,’ ‘Report on Diphtheria’ to the Metropolitan Asylums Board; editor of the ‘Joumal of Pathology and Bacteriology.’

WOODWARD, Arthur Smith, F.R.S., LL.D.; Asst. Keeper of Geology, British Museum; author of ‘Catalogue of Fossil Fishes in the British Museum,’ Outlines of Vertebrate Palaeontology,’ etc.

WOODWARD, Henry, LL.D., F.R.S. ; Presi-dent of the Palaeontological Society from 1898 ; President of the Microscopical Society; Keeper of De-partment of Geology, British Museum, 1880-1901 ; Pre-sident of the Geological Society; writer of articles on geology and Palaeontology ; editor of the ‘Geological Magazine.’

WOOLHOUSE, W. S. B., F.R.A.S.; formerly of the Nautical Almanac Office ; author of a ‘Treatise on the Differential Calculus,’ ‘Measures, Weights, and Moneys of all Nations.’

WOOLSEY, Theo. S., LL.D.; Professor of Inter-national Law, Yale University; editor of ‘Woolseys International Law’ (6th ed.), and of ‘Pomeroy’s International Law’; author of ‘America’s Foreign Policy.’

WORCESTER, Dean Conant ; Assistant Pro-fessor of Zoology, University of Michican; Member of the First and Second U.S. Philippines Commission; author of ‘The Philippine Islands and their People.’

WORNUM. Ralph Nicholson; Keeper of the National Gallery, 1854-77 ; author of ‘The Epochs of Painting,’ Analysis of Ornament: the Characteristics of Style and Introduction to the Study of the History of Ornamental Art,’ ‘Some Account of the Life and Works of Hans Holbein, Painter, of Augsburg’; edited Walpole’s ‘Anecdotes of Painting, ‘The National Gallery,’ ‘The Turner Gallery.’

WRIGHT, Arthur Williams; Professor of Molecular Physics, Chemistry, and Experimental Physics, Yale University ; author of many papers on electricity and astronomy.

WRIGHT, Hon Carrell Davidson; U.S. Commissioner of Labour; author of ‘Factory System of the United States,’ ‘Strikes and Lock-outs,’ ‘Cost of Production of Iron, Steel, etc.,’ ‘Industrial Evolution of the United States,’ ‘Outline of Practical Sociology,’ etc.

WRIGHT, Charles R. Alder, D.Sc., F.R.S.; formerly Lecturer on Chemistry in St. Mary’s Hospital School; author of ‘Metals and their Chief Industrial Applications.’

WRIGHT, Charles Theodore Hagberg, B.A., LL.D. ; Secretary and Librarian, London Library; Assistant Librarian, National Library of Ireland, 1890-93.

WRIGHT, Daniel, M.D.; translated the ‘History of Nepaul,’ from the Parbatiya, with an ‘Introductory Sketch of the Country and People of Nepaul.’

WRIGHT, Daniel F., M.D.; Clarksville, Tennessee.

WRIGHT, Lewis ; author of ‘The New Book of Poultry,’ ‘The Practical Poultry Keeper,’ ‘The Poultry Club Standards’; editor of ‘Fulton’s Book of Pigeons,’ etc.

WRIGHT, William Ph.D., LL.D., D.C.L.; Assis-tant-Keeper of MSS., British Museum, 1869-79; Pro-fessor of Arabic, University of Cambridge, 1870-89; author of ‘Catalogue of the Syriac Manuscripts in the British Museum, acquired since 1838,’ ‘Apocryphal Acts of the Apostles : from Syriac Manuscripts in the British Museum and other Libraries,’ etc. ; editor of several Syriac and Arabic MSS.

WRIGHT, William ; Virginia City, Nevada.

WRIGHT, W. H. K. ; Librarian of the Municipal Library, Plymouth ; founder and Hon. Sec. of Ex--Libris Society; author of ‘Blue Friars,’ ‘West Country Poets,’ and of several guide-books to Cornwall and Devon; editor of ‘Ex-Libris Journal.’

WYATT, J. W., A.M.I.C.E.; Fellow of the Royal Indian Engineering Coll., Cooper’s Hill; author of ‘The Art of making Paper,’ etc.

WYLLIE, Stewart A.; Plymouth.


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YORKE, Lieut.-Col. H. A., R.E. (retired); Chief Inspecting Officer of Railways, Board of Trade.

YOUNG, Alexander Bell Filson; assistant editor of the ‘Pilot’ Since 1901 ; special war correspondent of the ‘Manchester Guardian’ in South Africa; author of ‘The Relief of Mafeking,’ ‘Five Lyrics,’ ‘A Volunteer Brigade,’ ‘Mastersingers,’ etc.

YOUNG, Francis; London.

YOUNG, John, M.D.; Keeper of the Hunterian Museum , Univ. of Glasgow, from 1866; Professor of Natural History, and Honeyman-Gillespie Lecturer on Geology, Glasgow Univ., 1866-1901; author of ‘Physical Geography.’

YOUNG, Rev. William; for many years Minister of the English Presbyterian Church, Kersal, Man-chester; Joint Secretary of the Religious Tract Society.

YOVTCHEFF, E.S.; National Library, Sofia, Bulgaria.

YRIARTE, Charles; author of ‘L’Histoire de Venise.’

YULE, Col. Sir Henry, R.E., K.C.S.I., C.B.; Secretary of Public Works Depart., India, 1857-62; Member of Council for Tndia ; edited ‘The Book of Marco Polo,’ for the Hakluyt Soc.; author of ‘The African Squadron Vindicated,’ ‘Fortification,’ ‘The Mission to the Court of Ava, 1855.’


ZIMMERIN, Miss Alice; author of ‘The Renaissance of Girls: Education in England,’ ‘Method of Education,’ etc.

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