WE announced with regret last week the death, on November 5, of Dr. Theodore Cooke, C.I.E., formerly a member of the Bombay Educational Department. Born at Tramore, co. Waterford, in 1836, Dr. Cooke entered Trinity College, Dublin, where, after a distinguished career as a student, he graduated in 1859 in the faculties of arts and engineering. In the former faculty he was Hebrew prizeman, first honoursman, and senior moderator and gold medallist in science; in the latter he obtained special certificates in mechanics, chemistry, mineralogy, mining, and geology. Pursuing his profession as an engineer, he joined in 1860 the service of the Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway, then under construction; during this service he built for the company the great iron bridge at Bassein. Five years later the Government of Bombay secured the services of the talented young engineer as principal of the Civil Engineering College, which later with widened scope became the College of Science, at Poona. The post proved congenial to Dr. Cooke; his wide and varied knowledge, with which were associated much tact and great administrative gifts, enabled him to fill it with signal success until he retired from India in 1893.