Alexander Mcjnro

Alexander Mcjnro, an English sculptor, died young in Cannes, France, Jan. 1, 1871. He executed the colossal statue of James Watt at Birmingham, the statue of Queen Mary now in Westminster hall, London, a fountain nymph in Berkeley square, and statues of Hippocrates, Galileo, Davy, and Watt in the Oxford museum. He excelled in medallion portraits in high and low relief, and also in the busts of females and children. His works are generally remarkable for gracefulness, delicacy, and picturesqueness.

Alexander Milton Ross

Alexander Milton Ross, a Canadian naturalist, born at Belleville, Ontario, Dec. 13, 1832. He was educated as a physician, and has collected a male and a female specimen of every bird, native or migratory, in the Dominion, numbering 323 distinct species; his collection in entomology numbers more than 10,000 species; and his botanical collection comprises 620 varieties of flowering plants native to Canada. He has published "Birds of Canada" (1871), and "Butterflies and Moths of Canada" (1872).

Alexander Smith

Alexander Smith, a Scottish poet, born in Kilmarnock, Dec. 81, 1830, died at Wardie, near Edinburgh, Jan. 5, 1867. He was the son of a pattern designer, and himself became a pattern designer for a lace factory in Glasgow. In 1852 he published serially in the " Critic " his poem " A Life Drama," issued with other poems in book form in 1853. In 1854 he was appointed secretary of the university of Edinburgh (a post which he retained till his death), and about the same time delivered a series of lectures. His later poetical works are: "Sonnets of the War," in conjunction with Sydney Dobell (1855); "Citv Poems" (1857); and "Edwin of Deira" (1861). He also wrote in prose "Dreamthorp " (1863); "A Summer in Skye" (2 vols., 1865); "Alfred Hagart's Household" (2 vols., 1866); and "Miss Oona McQuarrie" (1866). A posthumous volume, "Last Leaves," was edited by P. P. Alexander, with a memoir (1868).

Alexander William Crawford Lindsay

Alexander William Crawford Lindsay, earl of Crawford and Balcarres, a British author, born Oct. 16, 1812. He graduated at Trinity college, Cambridge, in 1833. Having made an extensive tour in the East, he published "Letters from Egypt, Edom, and the Holy Land " (1838; 5th ed., with additional notes, 1858). Besides several pamphlets and minor works, he has also published " Sketches of the History of Christian Art " (3 vols., 1847); " The Lives of the Lindsays," a family history (3 vols., 1849); " CEcumenicity in relation to the Church of England" (1870); and "Etruscan Inscriptions analyzed, translated, and commented upon " (1872). He succeeded his father in the peerage Dec. 15, 1869, previously to which he was known as Lord Lindsay.

Alexander Young

Alexander Young, an American clergyman, born in Boston, Sept. 22, 1800, died there, March 16, 1854. He graduated at Harvard college in 1820, studied theology at Cambridge, and in 1825 was settled as pastor of the New South Congregational church in Boston. He published "Discourses on the Life and Character of John T. Kirkland" (Boston, 1838), and a similar work on Nathaniel Bowditch (1840; both afterward in 1 vol.); "Chronicles of the Pilgrim Fathers of the Colony of Plymouth" (1841); and "Chronicles of the First Planters of the Colony of Massachusetts Bay" (1846); and edited the "Library of Old English Prose Writers" (9 vols., 1831-'4).