Theodore Irving, an American clergyman, nephew of Washington Irving, born in New York, May 9,1809. At the age of 19 he joined his uncle in Spain, and resided for three years in Madrid, Paris, and London, attending lectures, and devoting himself to the study of modern languages. He was appointed professor of history and belles-lettres in Geneva (now Hobart) college, New York, in 1836, which post he occupied for 12 years. In 1848 he was chosen to be professor in the same department in the free academy (now college of the city) of New York, but resigned in May, 1852. Two years later he entered the ministry of the Episcopal church, and became rector of Christ's church, Bay Ridge, L. I.; was for many years rector of St. Andrew's and afterward of Ascension parish, Staten Island; and is now (1874) rector of St. John's school for young ladies, New York city. He has published " Conquest of Florida by Hernando de Soto" (1835; new ed., 1857), and devotional works entitled "The Fountain of Living Waters" (1854; 4th ed., 1855), "Tiny Footfall" (1869), and "More than Conqueror" (1873).