William Howard Russell, a British journalist, born at Lily Yale, county Dublin, Ireland, March 28, 1821. While a student at Trinity college, Dublin, he was employed to report Irish elections for the London "Times." In 1842 he went to London, and in 1843-5 was engaged as one of the chief reporters for the "Times." He entered the Middle Temple in 1846, and was called to the bar in 1850, but renewed his connection With the "Times." In 1854-'5 he corresponded with that journal from the Crimea, and witnessed and reported all the important engagements. In 1857-'8 he was in India to report the progress of the mutiny and revolt. He shortly after established the "Army and Navy Gazette," of which he is still (1875) editor and principal proprietor. In 1861-2 he was in the United States as a war correspondent of the " Times," and travelled in Canada. In 1865 he was in the unsuccessful expedition of the Great Eastern to lay an Atlantic cable. In the Austro-Prussian war of 1866 he wrote letters to the "Times" from the Austrian headquarters, and during the Franco-German war of 1870-71 from the headquarters of the crown prince of Prussia. He has published a "History of the Crimean War" (2 vols. 12mo, 1855-'6; enlarged ed., 1857); "Rifle Clubs and Volunteer Corps" (1859); "My Diary in India" (2 vols. 8vo, 1860); "My Diary North and South" (2 vols. 8vo, 1862); "Memorials of the Marriage of the Prince of Wales" (fol., 1864); "Review of Todleben's History of the Defence of Sebas-topol" (8vo, 1864); "Canada, its Defences, Condition, and Resources" (1865); "The Great Eastern and the Atlantic Cable" (1865); "Adventures of Dr. Brady," a novel (3 vols., 1868); "Diary in the East: Tour of the Prince and Princess of Wales" (1869); "My Diary during the last Great War " (1873); and some minor works collected from his contributions to periodicals.