George Augustus Henry Sala, an English author, born in London in 1828. He is the son of an Italian gentleman and an English singer of West Indian extraction. He was educated for an artist, but became a literary contributor to "Household Words," the "Welcome Guest," "Illustrated London News," and "Cornhill Magazine." In 1860 he established "Temple Bar," a monthly magazine, and was its editor. In 1863 he was the correspondent in the United States of the London "Telegraph," and he has written for that journal from Algeria in 1864, from the Paris exposition in 1867, from the field of war in France in 1870, from Rome in the autumn of that year, and from Madrid, Venice, Algeria, and Morocco in 1875. He has published "A Journey due North, being Notes of a Residence in Russia in the Summer of 1856" (London, 1858); "Twice round the Clock, or the Hours of the Day and Night in London" (1859); "Seven Sons of Mammon" (1861); "Strange Adventures of Captain Dangerous" (1863); " My Diary in America in the Midst of War" (1865); "From Waterloo to the Peninsula " (1866); "Notes and Sketches of the Paris Exposition" (1867); "Rome and Venice" (1869); "Under the Sun: Essays mainly written in Hot Countries" (1872); and "Cookery in its Historical Aspects" (1875).