26 JULY 1919, Page 21

In the English Historical Review for July Mr. William Foster

corrects the received accounts of the early history of St.. Helena. The Dutch, he says, never occupied the island. Passing ships called there for water, but no one settled at St. Helena until the East India Company in December, 1658, decided to " fortifie and begin a plantation there" with forty men under Captain Dutton. The settlement was founded in May, 1659. Historians will be glad to know that Dr. Ferrer, at his own expense, pub- lishes in this number the first part of his elaborate "Outline

Itinerary of Henry most scholarly piece of work which was much needed.