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Typo: A Monthly Newspaper and Literary Review, Volume 3



The death of Mr G. Rawson, of Leeds, a well-known hymn-writer, is announced. The deceased had nearly completed his 82nd year.

We regret to note in our English exchanges, a record of the death of Mr W. Spurrell, j.p., printer and publisher, of Carmarthen, on the 22nd April, at the age of 76. Readers of the Printers' Register will be familiar with Mr Spurrell's thoughtful contributions on technical subjects. The deceased was an enthusiastic antiquary, and published a « History of Carmarthen and its Neighborhood, » and a Welsh-English dictionary and Welsh grammar, which are much in request among students of the language. The Register promises a portrait and biographical sketch, for which we will look with interest.

Mary Louise Booth, editress of Harper's Bazaar, died recently at her residence, 101 East Fifty-ninth-street, New York. Miss Booth was perhaps more widely known than any other literary woman in the United states. She was the daughter of William Chalfield Booth, and was born in the village of Milville, now known as Yaphank, Suffolk County, L. I., on April l9th 1831. She was a sort of infant prodigy, and at the age of five years, it is said, she had read the Bible from cover to cover. Plutarch's Lives and Racine in the original she had read before she was seven, and before her tenth birthday Hume, Gibbon, Alison, and other historians. She learned French, German, and Latin, and at an early age began to translate works from those languages. The Harpers made her editress of the Bazaar in 1867 at a salary of 18,000 a year, and she continued to manage it until her death.