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Typo: A Monthly Newspaper and Literary Review, Volume 8



Packman.—On 8th November, at Boston, aged 70, Francis Parkman, one of the most eminent and accurate of American historical writers.

Walter.—The death of Mr Henry Fraser Walter, one of the proprietors of The Times newspaper, and a justice of the peace and county councillor for Nottinghamshire, has been announced. He was the second son of Mr George Walter; was born in Printing House Square on 17th April, 1822, educated at Eton and by a private tutor, and matriculated at Exeter College, Oxford, in 1839. He took his B.A. degree in 1843, and M.A. in 1846. He married in July, 1846, Isabel Katherine, third daughter of Mr John Dawson, who died in 1887.

Bremner.—It is with regret (says the Stationery Trades Journal for November) that we announce the death of Mr D. Bremner, the chief sub-editor of St. James's Gazette. Mr Bremner was an exceedingly able journalist, as the bright news column of the St. James's Gazette always testified, and his acquaintance with industrial subjects and applied science enabled him to write many articles of weight and authority on such matters. His connexion with the Scotsman, the Manchester Examiner and Times in its radical days, the old Pall Mall Gazette, and finally with the St. James's, showed the position he attained in his profession. His death will be keenly felt by his colleagues, by whom he was greatly esteemed.

Vizetelly—A London telegram of 2nd inst. records the death of Mr Henry Vizetelly, the well-known engraver and publisher, aged 77. For many years his specialty has been the publication of English editions and translations of French novels; and it is not long since his issue of some of Zola's works got him into trouble. He published also some unexpurgated editions of the old English dramatists. He was an author as well as a publisher, having written several books on the history and manufacture of wines. His latest work, published only last November, is entitled « Glances back through Seventy Years. » He was associated with Mr Ingram in the first publication of the Illustrated London News. The first idea was to make the paper a kind of « Police Gazette. » It is creditable to Mr Vizetelly's judgment that the scheme was modified at his suggestion, and the result was the paper which became the model of the world's illustrated journalism.