Frederick William Shelton, an American author, born at Jamaica, Long Island, N. Y., about 1814. He graduated at the college of New Jersey in 1834, took orders in the Protestant Episcopal church in 1847, and has been successively settled at Huntington, Long Island, at Fishkill on the Hudson, and at Montpelier, Vt., whither he went in 1854. He now (1875) resides at Carthage Landing, Dutchess co., N. Y. He has published "The Trollopiad, or Travelling Gentleman in America" (New York, 1837), a satirical poem; "Salander and the Dragon, a Romance" (1851); "Chrystalline, or the Heiress of Fall-Down Castle" (1854); "The Rector of St. Bardolph's, or Superannuated," and "Up the River" (1853), a series of rural sketches; and "Peeps from the Belfry, or the Parish Sketch Book" (1855).
Fredrik Ferdinand Carlson, a Swedish historian, born at Upland, June 13, 1811. He graduated at Upsal, was tutor of the royal princes from 1837 to 1847, and in 1849 succeeded Geijer as professor of history at Upsal. Since 1850 he has represented the university in the national diet, and from 1863 to 1870 was minister of ecclesiastical affairs. He is a member of the academy of sciences, and one of the 18 members of the Swedish academy. His principal work is a history of Sweden (in German, Hamburg, 1855; in Swedish, Stockholm, 1855-'6), a continuation of Geijer's in Heeren and Ukert's history of European states.
Fredrik Hasselquist, a Swedish naturalist, born at Tornvalla, East Gothland, Jan. 14,1722, died in Smyrna, Feb. 9, 1752. He studied under Linnauis at the university of Upsal. Having obtained a royal stipend to travel and study abroad, he proceeded in 1749 to the East, although warned by Linnaeus that his constitution was too feeble. After visiting parts of Asia Minor, Egypt, and Palestine, he died on his way homo. Linnaeus in 1757 published the results of his pupil's investigations in a work entitled Iter Paloestinum, of which an English translation was published in 1766 (8vo, London).
Freeborn Garretson Hibbard, an American clergyman, born in New Rochelle, N. Y., Feb. 22, 1811. At the age of 18 he entered the ministry of the Methodist Episcopal church in the New York conference, and continued in this work, chiefly in western New York, from 1830 to 1860, when he was elected editor of the "Northern Christian Advocate" at Auburn. In 1864 he resumed the active pastorate. Dr.Hibbard's principal works are: "Baptism, its Import, Mode, Efficacy, and relative Order " (New York, 1841); "Geography and History of Palestine" (1845); "The Psalms, chronologically arranged, with Historical Introductions, and a General Introduction to the whole Book " (1852); and "The Religion of Childhood, or Children in their Relation to Native Depravity, to the Atonement, to the Family, and to the Church" (1864). He has also edited "The Works of the Rev. Leonidas L. Hamline, D.D." (1872).