21 JUNE 1913, Page 3

It is with great regret that we record the death

of Canon Barnett, which took place at Hove on Tuesday. Canon Barnett had many claims to the regard of his fellow-countrymen, but one was of special moment. He was the originator of the University settlement, of the plan which has proved of such great practical use, under which young men of light and leading from our Universities are brought into touch with the life of the poorest parts of the community. It was under his auspices that Arnold Toynbee first went to the Commercial Road, and that to commemorate the young economist's untimely death Toynbee Hall was founded, and became a model not only for this country but for America.