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Dr. Henry L. P. Hulbert has written a short memoir

of his uncle, Sir Francis Sharp Powell (Richard Jackson, 16 Com- mercial Street, Leeds, Gs. net). Sir Francis Powell was born in 1827, first entered Parliament in 1857, and with brief intervals sat there as a Conservative until 1910, the year before his death. For most of this time he represented his native town of Wigan. He will be remembered for the deep interest he took in education and in Church work, and for his generous benefactions in Wigan and Bradford. Dr. Hulbert's book forms a sympathetic record of his various activities.