Walter Henry Medhurst, an English missionary, born in London in 1796, died there, Jan. 24, 1857. He was educated for the ministry, and in 1816, under the auspices of the church missionary society, started on a tour through India and Malacca, and resided chiefly in Ba-tavia, Java, from 1822 to 1830. During this interval and for several years afterward he pursued his missionary labors also in Borneo and on the coasts of China. After a residence of two years in England, he settled in 1843 in Shanghai. Subsequently he passed six years in the interior of China, and in 1856 returned in ill health to London. Besides a Chinese version of the Bible, his principal works are: Chinese Repository" (20 vols., Canton, 1838 - 51): "Chinese Miscellanies" (3 vols., Shanghai, 1849-'53); a "Chinese and English Dictionary" (2 vols., Batavia, 1842-'3); and an English and Chinese Dictionary" (2 vols., Shanghai, 1847-'8). His "China, its State and Prospects" (London, 1838), has been a text book for those interested in missionary enterprises in China.