23 JANUARY 1909, Page 3

Another of the gifts made this week is the presentation

of the sum of £20,000 by an anonymous donor to the London Hospital, to be used in the interests of medical research and the promotion of higher education in medicine. The money will not be confined to students educated at the London Hospital, but is available in the case of any qualified medical men from any part of the Empire who are willing to give up their time to advancing medical knowledge within the walls of the London Hospital or College. The third gift is that by Sir John Williams of his library of twenty thousand volumes to the National Library of Wales. Among these is a very large number of manuscripts and extremely rare books. The National Library of Wales is at Aberystwyth.