James Hammond Trumbull, an American philologist, born in Stonington, Conn., Dec. 20, 1821. He entered Yale college in 1838. He was assistant secretary of the state of Connecticut, 1847-52 and 1858-'61, and secretary from 1861 to 1865. Since 1863 he has been superintendent of the Watkinson library of Hartford and president of the Connecticut historical society. He was one of the original members of the American philological association, and was its president for the year 1874-'5. In 1873 he was appointed lecturer on the Indian languages of North America in Yale college. He has published "Colonial Records of Connecticut, 1636-'89" (3 vols. 8vo, Hartford, 1850-'59); "Roger Williams's Key to the Indian Language" (1866); "The Composition of Indian Geographical Names " (1870); " The Best Method of Studying the American Languages," and "Some Mistaken Notions of Al-gonkin Grammar" (1871); "Historical Notes on the Constitutions of Connecticut," "Notes on Forty Algonkin Versions of the Lord's Prayer," and a reprint of Pierson's "Some Helps for the Indians" (1873); and several other historical and philological papers.