Edward Trollope, an English author, born April 15,1817. He graduated at Christ Church, Oxford, in 1839, and became rector of Leash-ingham, Lincolnshire, in 1843, prebend of Lincoln in 1861, and archdeacon of Stow in 1867. He has published several archaeological and architectural works, the principal of which are: "Illustrations of Ancient Art" (1853); "Labyrinths, Ancient and Mediaeval," and "Manual of Sepulchral Memorials" (1858); "Monastic Gate Houses" (1860); "Life of Hereward" (1861); " Norman Sculptures of Lincoln Cathedral " (1866); and " The Norman and Early English Styles of Gothic Architecture " (1869).
Edward Tyrrel Channing, LL. D., an American scholar, born at Newport, R. I., Dec. 12, 1790, died at Cambridge, Mass., Feb. 8, 1856. He entered Harvard college in 1804, but left in his junior year in consequence of a dispute between the students and the faculty, and did not receive his degree until some years later. He studied law in Boston with his elder brother, Francis Dana Channing, and was admitted to the bar, but devoted himself to literature. In 1817-19 he was editor of "The North American Review," and afterward Boylston professor of rhetoric and oratory in Harvard college till 1851. He was a frequent contributor to the "Review" almost to the time of his death, and did much to elevate the standard of culture in his collegiate department. In 1856 a volume containing 20 of his lectures was published, with a memoir by Richard II. Dana, jr.
Edward Whympeb, an English traveller, born in London, April 27, 1840. He early became known by his ascent of Mt. Pelvoux, one of the highest of the French Alps, and in 1861 he scaled the "chimney" of the Matterhorn. He attempted to reach the summit in 1863 and 1864, and accomplished the ascent July 14-15, 1865; three of his companions, Lord F. Douglas, the Rev. Charles Hudson, and W. Hadow, and a guide, perished in descending. In 1867 and 1872 he made adventurous expeditions to Greenland, collecting curious specimens. He has published " Scrambles amongst the Alps, 1860-'69, including the first Ascent of the Matterhorn and the Attempts which preceded it," illustrated by himself (London, 1871). - His relative, Frederick Whymper, has published "Travel and Adventure in the Territory of Alaska" (1868), and "The Heroes of the Arctic and their Adventures " (1875).
Edward William Lane, an English orientalist, born in Hereford in 1801. The greater part of his life has been devoted to the study of the oriental languages, particularly Arabic, in which he is deeply learned; and for many years he has been employed in preparing an Arabic lexicon and thesaurus, the first part of which appeared in 1863, and the second in 1865, but which is not yet completed. As an author he is widely known by his translation of the "Arabian Nights," published in three magnificent volumes, with illustrations by W. Harvey (1840), and by his "Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians," published by the society for the diffusion of useful knowledge (3d ed., with additions, 2 vols. 8vb, London, 1842), one of the most valuable works of the kind ever published, and the materials for which were procured during a lengthened residence in Cairo. He has also published " Arabian Tales and Anecdotes," and " Eastern Tales and Anecdotes."