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THE funeral of the late Prof. Tyndall took place on Saturday, in the parish churchyard at Haslemere. It was the desire of Mrs. Tyndall that the assemblage upon that sad occasion should not be large, so the mourners were chiefly Tyndall's close friends. Among them were the following men of science:— Prof. Huxley, Sir Joseph Hooker, Sir James Crichton Browne, Lord Rayleigh (representing the Royal Institution), Sir John Lubbock, Prof. Michael Foster (representing the Royal Society), Prof. Rücker (representing the Royal College of Science), Prof. Williamson, the Hon. Rollo Russell, Mr. Alex Siemens (representing Sir William Siemens), Dr. Buzzard, and Dr. Atkinson. These mourners are eminent in many different branches of science; and it is hardly too much to say that their presence not only marked the regard in which Tyndall is held in our best scientific institutions, but also testified to the grief of all students of natural knowledge at the loss of one of the pioneers of the scientific movement in England.

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