Samuel Much, an English Egyptologist, born in London, Nov. 3, 1813. He is the son of a clergyman, entered the office of the commissioners of public records in 1834, and in 1836 became connected with the archaeological department of the British museum, where from 1861 to 1870 he had charge of the oriental, medifflval, and British antiquities and ethnography, but since 1870 only of the Egyptian and oriental antiquities. His publications include descriptions of antiquities of the British museum ("Gallery of Antiquities," 1842); the text tor Owen Jones's "Views on the Nile" (1843); "Catalogue of Greek and Etruscan Vases in the British Museum," in conjunction with Mr. Newton (1851); "Introduction to the Study of the Egyptian Hieroglyphs," contributed to Wilkinson's " Egyptians in the Time of the Pharaohs" (1857); "History of Ancient Pottery"(2 vols., 1858); and "Description of the Papyrus of Nas-Khem," privately printed in 1868 at the request of the prince of Wales, under whose direction this discovery had been made at Thebes. He also prepared brief stories and romances from the Chinese, including in 1863 "The Elfin Foxes." At the request of his friend Bunsen he edited after his death and wrote the greater part of the 5th and last volume of his work on Egypt, bringing the Egyptological discoveries down to 1867 in this as well as in his second edition of the first volume.