M. Antoine Thomson D'abbadie

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    THE name of Abbadie has been long and honourably known in the history of science in France. Three brothers of the name have all played a worthy part in geography, in physics, or in ethnography, but the best known is the subject of this short note. The family, which is of ancient descent, appears to have temporarily left their home in the South of France at the time of the political troubles at the end of the last century, and to have settled in Ireland, where, in 1810, Antoine d'Abaddie was born. On the restoration of the Bourbon dynasty, his father returned to France, and it is entirely as a French man of science that Abbadie has won his reputation.

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