DR. TALFOURD ELY, whose death was recently announced at the age of eighty-six, was a nephew of Frank Ely, the dramatist, and great-nephew of Sir T. N. Talfourd, author of “Ion.” During the greater part of his life he was closely connected with University School and College, London. He was vice-principal and classical tutor at University Hall, classical master at University College School, and secretary of the College. This last post he resigned in order to study archaeology at Berlin, where he worked with Ernest Curtius, Kirchof, Robert, Furtwangler, and Waltenbach, and became acquainted with other leading scholars. He travelled largely in Europe, and had an exciting adventure at Olympia with brigands whom he routed. In his later years he was connected with many learned societies-the Antiquaries, Hellenic, Royal Archaeological, and others. The literary works by which he will be best known are “A Manual of Archaeology” and “Roman Hayling,” embodying the results of his own excavations at Hayling Island, besides many papers on archaeology.
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Dr. Talfourd Ely. Nature 111, 156 (1923). https://doi.org/10.1038/111156b0