MACGILLIVRAY, WILLIAM (1796-1852), Scottish nat uralist, was born on Jan. 25, 1796, at Aberdeen, where he studied medicine at King's college. In 1823 he became assistant professor of natural history in Edinburgh and in 1831 curator of the museum of the Royal College of Surgeons, a post which he resigned in 1841 to become professor of natural history and botany in Marischal College, Aberdeen. He died at Aberdeen on Sept. 4, 1852.
Macgillivray's larger works, which exhibit his industry and extensive knowledge, include biographies of A. von Humboldt, and of zoologists from Aristotle to Linnaeus, a History of British Quadrupeds, a History of the Molluscous Animals of Aberdeen, Banff and Kincardine, a Manual of British Ornithology, and an excellent History of British Birds (5 vols.
His Natural History of Deeside was post humously published by command of Queen Victoria (185o).
(1888-- ), American author, was born in Winthrop, Mass., on Nov. 3o, 1888. He was grad uated at Harvard in 1911, and from 1910-13 was assistant dramatic editor for the Boston Transcript. From 1914-17, he was dramatic and literary editor for the Philadelphia Public Ledger, the following year being publicity director for the Gold wyn Picture Corporation, as well as a special staff writer on the New York Tribune. From 1919-23 he was dramatic critic for the New York Globe; from 1920-24 dramatic critic for Vogue; and in 1919, became dramatic critic and associate editor of the Theatre Arts Monthly. He became director of the Provincetown
Players in 1924, and in 1925 director of the Greenwich Village Theatre in New York city. His published works include : The Theatre of Tomorrow (1921) ; Continental Stagecraft (with Robert Edmond Jones, 1922); Masks and Demons (with Her man Rosse, 1923).
["ROB Roy"] (1825-1892), Scot tish canoeist, traveller and philanthropist, son of General Sir Duncan MacGregor, K.C.B., was born at Gravesend on Jan. 24, 1825. He was educated at Trinity college, Dublin, and Trinity college, Cambridge, and was called to the bar in 1851. He travelled in Europe, Egypt, Palestine, Russia, Algeria and America. MacGregor was the pioneer of British canoeing. In 1865 he started on a long canoeing cruise in his "Rob Roy" canoe, making a prolonged water tour through Europe, a record of which he published in 1866 as A Thousand Miles in the Rob Roy Canoe. He made similar voyages in later years in Norway, Sweden and Denmark, the North Sea and Palestine. Another voyage, in the English Channel and on French waters, was made in a yawl. He died at Boscombe, July 16, 1892.