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PROF. W. H. MILLER died at Cambridge on Thursday, May 20, in his eightieth year. He graduated in 1826, being Fifth Wrangler, and shortly afterwards became a Fellow of St. John's College. He served his college as tutor during several years. On the resignation of Dr. Whewell in 1832 he became Professor of Mineralogy. He published his celebrated “Treatise on Crystallography” in 1838. This work was at once adopted by some of the most eminent foreign crystallographers, and may now be said to be universally accepted. It was translated into German and French. His “Manual of Mineralogy” appeared in 1854, and, like the former book, forms ark era in the history of the science. It is full of the results of his own careful research. He is the author of several other books, and of numerous memoirs published in the various scientific journals. The memoir on the standards of weights is a classical research on ithe subject of weights, and is a monument of delicate and careful research. He was Foreign-Secretary of the Royal Society, and was presented with the Society's gold medal in 1870 for his numerous, contributions to science. Cambridge has especial cause to be grateful to him for the very splendid collection be has brought together. The collection consists almost entirely of donations; and the two noble gifts of the Hume and Brooke collections mark in a striking manner the appreciation in which Prof. Miller was held by lovers of minerals.

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Notes . Nature 22, 86–88 (1880).

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