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Typo: A Monthly Newspaper and Literary Review, Volume 4



Mr Thomas Oldham Barlow, b.a., engraver, to whose skill the public owe some of the finest line-engravings of recent years, died lately. He was born in Manchester in 1824.

Mr T. Clarkson, one of the oldest of London journalists, and for nearly forty years a member of the reporting-staff of the Daily News, died at Ryde, Isle of Wight, on 28th December.

Our home exchanges record the death of Mr Alfred T. Whittaker, for the past fifteen years secretary of the London Association of Correctors of the Press. He had been for many years in the employment of Messrs W. Clowes & Sons.

Mr J. N. Maxwell, proprietor and editor of the Kirkcudbrightshire Advertiser, died lately at the age of 60. He was one of the staff of the first daily newspaper in Scotland—the War Telegraph, a short-lived venture, started shortly after the outbreak of the Crimean war.

Mr Philip Whittington Jacob, one of the sub-editors of Dr. Murray's new English Dictionary, has just died at Guildford, in his 85th year. He was one of the most eminent linguists of his time, being able to read and correspond in the principal Eastern tongues, and in every European language except Russ, in which, however, his widow is an excellent scholar.

Mr Edward Lloyd, whose death is recorded in the cable messages this month, was not, as most of the papers supposed, the noted tenor, but the founder of Lloyd's Weekly. Our latest home files record that he had just turned his business into a company concern. The Taranaki Herald says:—Edward Lloyd started in business as the printer of « penny dreadfuls, » issuing such works as « Varney the Vampire; or the Feast of Blood; » « The Chronicles of Newgate, » and publications of a like nature. The first number had an illustrated cover, printed in red and black; and Nos. 2, 3, and 4 were usually presented to the purchasers of No. 1. They were illustrated with rough wood-engravings, and had a large sale at the time.