George Robins Gliddon, an American Egyptologist, born in Devonshire, England, in 1809, died in Panama, Nov. 16, 1857. He went at an early age to Alexandria, where his father was a merchant and also United States consul. He resided in Egypt 23 years, and was during part of the time United States vice consul at Cairo. After leaving Egypt he came to the United States, and lectured at Boston, New York, and Philadelphia, on Egyptian antiquities. At the time of his death he was agent for the Honduras inter-oceanic railway company. He was the author of " Appeal to the Antiquaries of Europe on the Destruction of the Monuments of Egypt" (1841); "Discourses on Egyptian Archaeology" (London. 1841); "Otia AEgyptiaca" (1849); "Ancient Egypt" (4to, London and Philadelphia, 1850; new ed., 8vo, London, 1853); "Types of Mankind," written in conjunction with Dr. J. C. Nott and others (Philadelphia, 1854); " Indigenous Races of the Earth," also with Dr. Nott and others (Philadelphia, 1857); and an essay on the production of cotton in the valley of the Nile.