Robert Shelton Mackenzie, an American journalist, born at Drew's Court, county Limerick, Ireland, June 22, 1809. He was educated at Fermoy, and at the age of 13 was apprenticed to a surgeon apothecary in Cork. After passing his medical examination he opened a school in Fermoy, and in 1829 he became the editor of a country journal published in Staffordshire, England. In 1845 he became editor of a railway journal in London. In 1852 he arrived in New York, and in 1857 became literary and foreign editor of the " Philadelphia Press," a post which he still holds (1874). He wrote a considerable part of "The Georgian Era," a collection of biographies (4 vols., London, 1832-'4), and has published " Lays of Palestine " (1829); " Titian," an art novel, the scene of which is laid in Venice (1843); a treatise on " Partnership en Commandite " (1847); " Mornings at Matlock" (3 vols., 1850), a collection of fugitive magazine pieces; Sheil's " Sketches of the Irish Bar" (New York, 1854), with memoirs and notes; an edition of the " Noctes Ambrosianfe," with sketches of the principal contributors and numerous notes (5 vols. 12mo, New York, 1854); " Bits of Blarney " (1855); an edition of Curran's life by his son (1855); one of Dr. William Maginn's writings (5 vols., 1855-'7); " Tressilian and his Friends " (1859); an edition of the "Memoirs of Robert Hou-din" (Philadelphia, 1859); "Life of Charles Dickens" (1870); and " Sir Walter Scott: the Story of his Life " (Boston, 1871).