DR. JOHN BELLING, elder son of the late John Belling, inspector of Army Schools, who died on February 28 in San Francisco, was born at Aldershot, England, on October 7, 1866. He taught in various schools, attending lectures meanwhile at London and Birmingham, and obtained a London B.Sc. (Hons.). In later life he was given the honorary degree of Doctor of Science by the University of Maine in 1922. He lectured in the Horticultural College at Swanley, England; and later at Llanidloes, Wales, in 1900–1. Shortly after this he went to the British West Indies where he became investigator in the Department of Agriculture. In 1907 he went to the Florida Experiment Station as assistant botanist and carried out important researches there on hybrid beans.