Mr. Howard Saunders

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IT is with unfeign regret that record the death of Mr. Howard Saunders, after a long and painful illness. Mr. Saunders was born in London in 1835, and was therefore seventy-two at the time of his death.He was educated privately—to a great extent at Dr. Gavin Smith's school at Rottingdean, near Brighton, where he is said to have developed that taste for ornithology by means of which he attained eminence in later years. Immediately after leaving school he entered on a business career, and at the age of twenty joined a mercantile house at Callao. Five years were spent by him in Chili and Peru, where archæological studies appear to have chiefly occupied his leisure. In 1860 he crossed the Andes, reaching the headwaters of the Amazons, and descending that river to Pará, in Brazil, where he made his first long halt. Few Englishmen had at that time made a similar journey, which appears to have been fraught with difficulty.

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