On Saturday, the annu'al distribution of prizes to the students
of the London University took place, in the theatre of the University. Among the distinguished persons present on the occasion, were the Duke of Somerset, Mr. Spridg Rice, Mr. Tulk, Mr. Potter, Mr. Strutt, Mr. Pendarves, Mr. Tooke, Mr. Brotherton, Mr. Hume, and Mr. Isaac Goldsmid.
Earl Fitzwilliam has given 100/. to the Belgrave Literary and Scientific Institution, of which be is President.
The subscribers to the Abbotsford Fund held a meeting at the Thatched House Tavern on Saturday, to hear and act upon the report of their Committee. It was determined,
"That the sum subscribed, being about 72001. net money, be paid to trustees; Sir Walter Scott agreeing to execute a deed of entail of the estate and mansion of Abbotsford, and of the library, antiquarian curiosities, and other objects relating thereto, upon the descendants of his father ; these trustees applying 56001., or more if necessary of the said sum of about 72001. in discharge of the 5000/. and interest, with which the library, antiquarian collection, and other articles aforesaid may be chargeable, and retaining the residue, to be applied by them hereafter towards the payment of the heritable bond for 10;000/. for which the estate is now liable; and Sir Walter Scott executing an assignment to the same trustees for the share of the literary property belonging to the family to be applied to the same purpose."
The Duke of' Sutherland was elected President of the Scottish Hospital on Tuesday, in opposition to the Duke of Buccleuch.